More Purple and Green – on the Allium

These are super-neat plants. One of the reasons that I like them is that unlike…say an iris, whose petals turn into a slimy mess when they’re done…this one’s blossoms shrivel, but the skeleton shape remains the rest of the season. So what once were balls of color and life, become something like an exploding firework, frozen in a moment. Great shapes for the rest of the year.

But while they’re in bloom, the bees love them. (And they’re relatives of garlic, onions, leeks, etc.)

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