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’.
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.
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!