Thursday, July 1, 2010

forgotten onions

blooming onion
last fall when i harvested my onions, i must of forgotten a few.  this spring when the snow melted, there were onions growing.  i decided to leave them in the ground to see what happens, (i'm a new gardener so i'm always learning.)  the onion stalks are around 4 feet tall and have now started blooming.  they are very striking in the garden.  from the distance they look like giant white balls, but when you look close, they are covered in small beautiful flowers.  i don't think i can eat the onions after this, but if i think i can harvest the seeds after the flowers dry out.

fly on blooming onion

blooming onion

blooming onion


marzi said...

great photos! they're like giant white alium! how pretty!

Creatissimo said...

Gorgeous pictures! Maybe I'll leave some onion in the garden, just to see them bloom like that, too. I like white and green combinations...

Janet Ghio said...

Aren't they pretty!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

These have beautiful blooms!

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