Last fall, I planted three allium bulbs.  These are relatives of chives and onions, and are not grown for food but put out honking big flower heads.  This spring, the leaves emerged, got a bit slug-nibbled, but persevered.  The flower stalk poked up, topping out at about three feet tall. Then, the buds started to break open . . .

Stand back  . . . 

a bit more  . . .

It doesn’t smell like onions

The final result, a perfectly round cluster of tiny flowers, about five inches across. I need more of these! 


Also in bloom, Euphorbia “Fireglow”.  Yes, it really is pretty close to that color!