Friday, June 11, 2010

The Many Faces of a Single Allium...

I love looking at the flowers in my garden to see what's new and especially what's changing. Flowers go through so many stages and each stage can have it's own beauty. Take the Allium for instance. When it first flowers it has a big ball of smaller purple flowers to make it look like a globe.
When the flowers fall off you are left with spikes of seed heads.
The last stage is where the seed heads have fallen off and you are left with the spikes. Even in this bare state, they are still beautiful. The stems of the spikes are bright red and still showy.
I wonder what tomorrow will bring.....

1 comment:

  1. gorgeous... I have always wanted some of these in my garden... I really need to plant some next year!