Gardening is one of those things that either bites you or it doesn't. It bit me big time and now there are few things I enjoy more than the smell of good dirt. I love unusual flowers so it was perfectly natural for me to single out the Allium genus as a favorite. It started with a variety that I picked up at a local greenhouse, then I got some Gladiator Allium, then Allium Shubertii, until I would up with around ten varieties. When I found out about Allium Hair a few years ago I bought a small packet of bulblets from ebay, planted them, and impatiently waited for the next spring. All I got were leaves. The next year the same thing happened and I forgot that I had planted them there. Then this spring, apparently they grew enough to produce a flower!
Behold! Allium Hair!
Have you ever seen anything so wonderfully bedraggled?!? It is like I am growing muppets in my garden!