Have you ever noticed that flowers look like fireworks?
Or is it that fireworks looks like flowers?
Once the fireworks glasses are donned, everywhere one looks there are rockets and starbursts.
(Celosia ‘Fresh Look Gold’)
There are fountains and poppers…
…and sweet sparklers.
But while all of the blooms suggest arresting sky explosions, none surpass the oohs and aahs of the Allium family.
(Allium ‘Mt. Everest’)
White and purples and shades thereof burst into aerial blooms.
(Allium aflatunense ‘Purple Sensation’)
One species in particular best represents the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air more than any other.
Allium schubertii, with long and short stems from one half inch to eight inches in bloom and afterward giving the effect of foot long pyrotechnic points of light, are cause for celebration in the Fairegarden!
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