Wednesday, September 15, 2010

puffy purples

Summer is pretty much coming to an end, so I thought I would post a summer-y photo of some of the last flowers that are still kicking around. Not sure what these are called... anyone? anyone?... I call them puffy purples (I know, not too original)... or how about purple styrofoam balls on a stick? Hmm... that is worse and a bit wordy... I will stick to puffy purples until I learn their true name.

23 comments:

lisaroyhandbags said...

I don't remember their name but they're one of my favourite flowers in a garden :)

Christie Cottage said...

I don't know what they are called, but I love them! I'd love to have some in the long winding flower beds on the South side of my place.

Have a grat day!

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Erin said...

Your guess was pretty close. Those are Allium hollandicum - otherwise know as the Purple Sensation.

Caitlin said...

Lovely... I think they are Ornamental Onions or Allium. Enjoy the last of the flowers for a while :)

littledeadmommy said...

those are really pretty. I've seen them before and I've been wondering if they would work for wedding flowers...I know they are onions but do they stink?

blackdahliadesigns said...

Beautiful! I'm going to have to plant some of those and since everyone says Allium, I'm on the hunt for just that :) They remind me of yellow craspedia, but better

jdavissquared said...

i don't know, but they're awful cute!

creativeapples said...

LOVE the allium!!!!

Lonesome Road Studio said...

Ooh, alliums! I love them, yours are blooming so much later than mine. Mine bloom in late May, they're so much fun. I incorporated one into a spring flower artwork piece that I did earlier this year.

T @ Poppy Place said...

Yep, my Allium bloom earlier in the year too :) I love that they come in different colours and sizes, thanks for sharing the purple fluffy stuff, :) T.

Holly said...

Are they some kind of thistle? I don't know for sure what they are, but I sure do love them! Gorgeous photo!

Cristina said...

Pretty cool flower :D

xxx

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

Oh how neat! I love the colors. I wish I could dry those!

Diana said...

I always forgot the name of these too (and I'll likely forget again).

I was calling them pom pom flowers. Lovely!

Gremlina said...

don't learn their true name, it probably has thistle in it & puffy purples is much more inviting.

Chrisy said...

Puffy Purples is a perfect name for these...so magestic aren't they...

AnastasiaC said...

Beautiful!! nature gives us so much beauty!

Annette said...

I don't know what they're called but they sure are pretty! I keep looking for signs that summer is still hanging on! I don't look forward to the cold!!!

our little love nest said...

Ha! I love Allium. My favourite is Allium Giganteum.....a huge taller than us version of those puffy purples. xo

Almost Precious said...

"What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet" From Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

They are lovely flowers and have a rather whimsical look to them, like something out of Alice in Wonderland.
I especially like your last days of summer-y photo, it's a nice composition and I love its soft colors and lush green-ness. :)

Amanda said...

I like the name puffy purples- stick with that :) So sad to see summer go...

maureencracknell said...

Beautiful photo! It looks like a dream.

Stacey said...

the official name is big beautiful puffy purples, ;)