Saturday, May 30, 2009

ONIONS - Allium is one of the Kissing Cousins



The Dandelion has always seemed more like a flower to me than a weed. Its bright yellow "flowers" have always brought a smile to my face, and when it turns to seed, I've always made a wish and blown the seeds around the yard--against the better advice and judgment of more proficient gardeners than me.

And allium is a beautiful flower, whether it is in the white variety or the purple or blue (this blue flower is a bachelor button not an allium)however, it is really from the onion family. You can read more about them here. I just thought I'd share the idea of planting onions, garlic and other herbs and merely letting them go to seed. You might be surprised by what you get and pleasantly.

4 comments:

The Things We Carried said...

I love to try new things in the garden. Maybe I will try allium. Thanks, Kim.

Bish Denham said...

There is a little wild onion that grows here that's quite lovely. I like Dandelions too. You know their leaves are good to eat and you can make a liquor from the flower...among other things, so I think we should up-grade it from weed to herb.

Rena said...

I love dandilions - from the yellow flowers to when they can be blown away in the breeze. Right now we have a bunch of white flowers everywhere and I think they're on the serviceberry bushes. I hope that means lots of berries this summer!

Amy Tate said...

You can have all of my dandelions Miss Kim. My yard is COVERED in them!