Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Spherical Onion Domes

Onion inflorescence,

Onions present a dilemma--should I pull them before they begin to set seeds, preserving their bulbs for the kitchen, or should I let them bloom? This year, I opted for these amazing spheres crowded with translucent tripartate flowers. (Also, I had plenty of well-behaved onions that didn't go to seed.)

Onion flowers

1 comment:

Larry said...

It's fun to allow a few garden plants to flower, even if it reduces the yield! That's why they are growing, after all.