Purple Allium (Onion Flower)

 

Out of the hundreds of Alliums, Globe Master is one of the perfect canopy toppers for border gardens.  They rise up to a royal presence in just about any garden.

Purple Allium (Onion Flower) by Britt Conley

Like many bulbs, fall is the time for planting these sensational seeding gems.  They propagate nicely over a few years.  You can cluster them together about 6″ deep and 8″ apart.  The more the merrier, in my humble opinion. :)

Purple Allium (Onion Flower) by Britt Conley

They begin in a lovely dreamy stage.  So many neat movements and moments.  Frankly a garden photographer’s dream.

Purple Allium (Onion Flower) by Britt Conley

Before you know it, individual blooms burst forth, here and there, as though they are lovely,

potential-filled characters begging to shine.  What I love about newly bursting florets is the lovely contrast between what is and what will be…

Purple Allium (Onion Flower) by Britt Conley

Watching them burst forward is like watching the very birth of Spring itself.  Just beautiful.

Purple Allium (Onion Flower) by Britt Conley

And of course once blooming, the skies the limit on ways one can photograph them.  They really are a must for any garden photographers garden.  They lend themselves to any angle.

Purple Allium (Onion Flower) by Britt Conley

They bloom for about a month.  The question only becomes, what to pair them with! Options… options!!!

Purple Allium (Onion Flower) by Britt Conley

It’s nice to be back photographing.  ‘Til next week,

Britt

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  4. Some of the best flowers of Spring are those that made it through Winter!
  5. Love this Flower

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