Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pic Today 5/10/11






POM-POMS IN THE GARDEN

A sure sign of a May garden is the giant allium,
a member of the onion family.

These 6-foot tall sturdy stems are beautiful
before, during and after their 2-week lavender bloom.

The tight round buds form elegant sculptures
as they gradually open to form purple "softballs".
Seed heads then make impressive displays after flowers die back.

(Every part of the giant allium smells like onion if bruised or bent.)


14 comments:

  1. genial Rick, todo el proceso genialmente fotografiado, desde el principio hasta la apertura de la flor, excelente reportaje Rick, un fuerte abrazo para ti

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  2. I had never seen them bloom,
    those are wonderful!
    Thans for sharing it!!

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  3. woooauuwww!very intesting bloom!I Like it!
    xx Ilka

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  4. es verdad que son preciosas aunque no huelan muy bien....

    pero lo mejor son las fotos, ahí esperando su apertura poco a poco...

    gracias por tus comentarios en mi blog, me encanta que te guste..gracias

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  5. What a beautiful flower! I have never seen these before.

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  6. Hi Rick;
    Very curious and beautiful series. I like it a lot.
    Regards,
    Jorge

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  7. Pictures one and two fascinates me
    The flowers are on a stroll

    Greetings, Susanne

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  8. RICK!

    This is awesomeness......

    xoxo

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  9. Beautiful pictures!!!Very nice blog.
    join us at Art-Profiles. thanx

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  10. Preciosa la secuencia de la flor.
    Te agradezco tu visita y tus palabras.
    (disculpa el idioma)
    Un abrazo

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  11. Great Rick! .. sorry for the delay, but we reforms ...
    Help! ja ja ja
    Besos.

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  12. This series of photographs is wonderful.
    Beautifully done!

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