Saturday, June 18, 2011

together, steam, alliums


Posted by PicasaTogether in London.

After the rain, the sun and in the sun steam rises.

Globes of florets on the alliums (ornamental onions), some white, some blue, which I planted in the Autumn. At first the globes are opaque, but when the petals fall leaving the spiky seed heads, you can see through the skeletal globes. They remain a spectacle.

2 comments:

Barrett Bonden said...

Spem in alium (Latin for 'Hope in any other') is a forty-part Renaissance motet by Thomas Tallis, composed circa 1570 for eight choirs of five voices each.

But I don't think there's any horticultural link.

Plutarch said...

When I think of one, I think of the other. There is of course a problem in the case of the onion family name that it has an "l" too many.