All about Allium

allium, alliums, floral, florals, flower, flowers, garden, long island, nature, old westbury gardens, plant, plants

allium, alliums, floral, florals, flower, flowers, garden, long island, nature, old westbury gardens, plant, plants

allium, alliums, floral, florals, flower, flowers, garden, long island, nature, old westbury gardens, plant, plants

allium, alliums, floral, florals, flower, flowers, garden, long island, nature, old westbury gardens, plant, plants

allium, alliums, floral, florals, flower, flowers, garden, long island, nature, old westbury gardens, plant, plants

allium, alliums, floral, florals, flower, flowers, garden, long island, nature, old westbury gardens, plant, plants

I love doing flower photography (in case you haven’t noticed by my many posts devoted to it), but it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I stumbled upon a type of flower I haven’t seen before, the allium. At least at the times I have visited gardens on Long Island, I haven’t encountered alliums in bloom. Allium in Latin means garlic and is said to give off a not so great smell and are in the same plant family as onions, chives, shallots and garlic. When I stumbled upon these I didn’t notice any smell just beautiful snow ball-like flowers in white and purple. Even before they fully bloom, their buds looks so pretty.

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