Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Alliums...

The alliums I planted last spring are putting on a show again this year. I love the way they stand out in the flower bed. The first ones that flower are these A. 'purple sensation'. The ones you can just make out in the background are A 'cristophii'.




When I was taking photos yesterday, the air was full of the the buzzing of bees and hover-flies - they love them! There were several different species, including a red-tailed bumblebee.





Last week I bought some alliums from the plant fair at Ashridge that lasted for 2 weeks indoors on my kitchen windowsill. I have the perfect vase for them. I have a cupboard full of vases that each suit a particular kind of flower. Is this normal?



I've been playing around with a new macro lens I bought for my camera and I love this photo...

12 comments:

  1. beautiful photo with your macro lens....just got one myself and baby is it fun!!


    T
    picturethis-tlh.blogspot.com

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  2. I don't know whether it's normal but it sounds enviable to me!

    I love alliums too - I even love chive flowers though they smell a bit too strongly to have in vases by the bed :-)

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  3. Gorgeous pictures Tracy - as they always are. Do you have a Flickr account? There is a whole community of people who enjoy images over there who would love to see your pictures! x

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  4. That IS a great photo - Alliums are one of my favourites too. Even if I do have to use a crowbar to plant them.

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  5. More vases = more flowers and that has to be a good result!

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  6. Hello from a fellow dragonfly! Love your pics. Thanks to the link to be bee info!!
    Cheers, Aussie Dragonfly

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  7. Such a beautiful photo! And such lovely alliums. I think we really must plant some on the plot... K x

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  8. What a beautiful pink!..love your soft macro pic too!..I love collecting vases..have many long thin ones..think I need to branch out more in shapes! :)

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  9. That last photo with the macro lens?

    Is absolutely stunning...

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  10. A macro lens is a very good choice for these flower. It gives a totally different perspective. Gorgeous.

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  11. Pretty I haven't planted any of those for a long time!!
    Vicki

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