Sunday, May 25, 2008

Purple Blooms

Does anyone know the name of these flowers? I think they are garlic blossoms but I'm not 100% certain. It is definitely a perfect flower for the vase because of the tall, thin stalk and gorgeous bloom on top.

So what are you doing for the long weekend (in the US)?

21 comments:

teahouse said...

Beautiful flowers! I have no idea what they are, but I love the purple.

I'm hanging around here, working for part of this weekend and trying to sleep for the rest of it!

Chris said...

We are attending graduation parties, moving away parties, and seeing friends from OH who are in town. In addition, I'll be trying to keep my allergies in check. All the pollen flying around the mid-South is horrible right now. . . .Lovely flowers in your photo, but the pollen, Ming! The pollen!! ;-(

alice said...

Oh yes Ming, they are garlic flowers! And maybe you'd be disappointed if you put them in a vase, their scent is not so good...;-)

George said...

I shall relax for the weekend.

Will you be posting anything on Fleet Week or for memorial day?

Belinda said...

They look a bit like Agapanthus, but I'm not a green thumb at all so can't say for sure! They're beautiful whatever they are - purple and green combinations are always my favourite.

Happy holiday weekend to you Ming :o)

Monika N. said...

Ornamental Onion? Love the background and composition of this picture ^-^ .

Reading - on a non-US short rainy weekend.

D.C. Confidential said...

No clue, but they're awfully lovely.

Just chillin' at home. With the price of gas, it's ridiculous to go anywhere. I think later, though, I might hike up to Rock Creek Park with a book and a sandwich and enjoy this GORGEOUS weather!

Enjoy the weekend!

Teacher said...

I just took my students to the zoo this week and came across these same flowers... and loved them. Went to the farmers market, and there they were again! They are simply called...Giant Onions.

Love them!

GMG said...

The weekend could have been long, because Thursday was a holiday; but the weather was far from being nice and Friday was a working day (not a «ponte», i.e. bridge)...
So posting, surfing and commenting was an option... ;)

marley said...

Hi Ming, time to reveal a bit about myself. I'm a horticulturalist! And these are Alliums (Al-e-ums). As some people have said they are from the Onion family, but are ornamental. There are many different types of flower, some are as big as a childs head and others look a lot like fireworks. This one looks like a variety called Purple Sensation. Hope this answers your question. Great photo, btw :)

Its our long weekend here too, tomorrow is one of our Bank Holiday Mondays. I'm off, but haven't got any plans. Hope you enjoy your weekend.

DeeDee said...

Ming..nice photo...not sure what type of flower...

Probably just chill out by the pool ...grill steaks..We have our flag out to honor the fallen...

Ex-Shammickite said...

definitely something from the garlic family... allium.
Its not a long w/e here in Canada, we had ours last week!

GrandmaKathleen said...

Beautiful photo and layout, I love purple. Gorgeous.
Will be watching our town's annual Memorial Day Parade tomorrow starting at 11am. Last night I attended the 2008 season's opening Waterfire with ballroom dancing under the stars. Lovely night for RI upper 60's
http://www.waterfire.org/season-schedule/2008-schedule
Enjoy and have a safe relaxing holiday

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

So beautiful these flowers... but I don't know it's name...

Have a nice week ahead.

Knoxville Girl said...

They are very pretty - I've never seen garlic flowers. I'm staying close to home, just doing some projects around the house - and photoblogging, of course.

tigerfish said...

So pretty. I am imagining a field of these....so purplish!

babooshka said...

No, new ones on me. They look too pretty yo stink of garlic though surely?

ptowngirl said...

Beautiful flowers! I stayed home this weekend, due to the outrageous gas prices. I had fun anyway though, as I attended our local Strawberry Festival, watched fireworks at the beach and attended a Memorial Day Parade that is in it's 125th year! Of course, I took photos of all of these events too, so if you're interested, stop on by!

ptowngirl
HamptonRoadsDailyPhoto.com

citygirl15 said...

I don't know, but they are puffy.

Jilly said...

Beautiful. I've tried growing this with no success, yet they should grow in dry poor soil.

• Eliane • said...

Yes, I do confirm: it is an allium 9garlic blossom indeed - I do think that it is a decorative sort though. You can actually smell it if you cut the flower. Which I think you might get in trouble with here. These flowers are everywhere and are quite pretty.