One of my favourite flowers now is the Purple Allium. It is so beautiful and makes for great photos. Each stage is very photogenic in itself. As I was doing MACRO MONDAY it seemed to be a perfect way to share this flowers development as part of the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: CHANGE.
The first time I really saw this plant was at a friends house. She had a garden full of them. I went for a visit to take some photos of some of her beautiful plants at their best. The problem that I had was that because there was so many, it was hard to separate them to take photos. Now I have my own, so hopefully this year they will give me something to enjoy!
THE POD JUST STARTING TO OPEN
EVEN WITHOUT THE FLOWERS OPEN, THEY MAKE A NICE PICTURE
PRETTY LITTLE FLOWERS
THE FLOWERS HAVE FINISHED LEAVING THE SEEDS IN THE PODS NOT MATURED. WHEN THEY DO THEY WILL TURN BLACK. I LEAVE THEM ON A TIN FOIL PLATE AND LET THEM DROP NATURALLY.
THE PLANT COMES IN SEVERAL COLOURS INCLUDING A MUCH DEEPER PURPLE THAN THIS. I BOUGHT THEM AS BLUBS SO I DON’T KNOW WHETHER THE SEEDS WILL GROW FOR ME.
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