In a Vase on Monday: Allium Praise

I am joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her Monday meme while also bathing in the glorious shower of flowery photos being posted on my Week of Flowers. I am a little behind with visits and comments, but as I write it is already getting dark and I will spend another pleasurable evening poring over my iPad, wrapped up in a blanket with a big mug of tea. 😃

My vase today is simple: an Allium seedhead

 

Actually, to be precise, Allium ‘Mount Everest’.

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I found a lovely poem praising the Allium, and here is the opening line and a link to the full poem. It is rather charming, and by a poet I didn’t know of until now, Denise Levertov:

In Praise of Allium
by Denise Levertov
 
No one celebrates the allium.
The way each purposeful stem
ends in a globe, a domed umbel,
makes people think,
‘Drumsticks,’ and that’s that.

https://voetica.com/voetica.php?collection=2&poet=821&poem=7919

And this is what the Allium looked like when it was in flower. Only one remains standing now, but I managed to save a couple for vases. 😃

Have a lovely week everyone!

18 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Allium Praise

  1. Simple and sweet, Cathy! I’ve managed to get a couple of Alliums to bloom here, although their numbers appear to decrease with each passing year. However, I did manage to save 2 dried stems earlier this year, which extends the joy they brought me.

  2. Cathy forgives me for not joining the flower week but I feel very bad. Your dried allium is divine, I love it. It looks wonderful in that beautiful vase. I’m glad you’re happy wrapping gifts for your family. That you continue in that state of mind. Happy advent Very affectionate greetings from Margarita.

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