Herbarium series #4

Of all the herb flowers I've documented so far, I am by far, most fascinated by the giant dandelion-esque flower of the scallion (aka shallots, spring onions, green onions). I've been tirelessly watching its transformation day by day; it starts off as small bulb shaped shoot, encased within a papery thin sheaf. As it grows, the sheaf breaks open to reveal a cluster of dainty white flowers, which in turn develops seeds as it dries.
My lavender plants too, have been doing well these days and providing me with plenty of fragrant purple blooms. I love that they are food for the bees and after the success I've had with making lavender lemonade, I hope to find more ways to use them soon.
Are you growing any herbs at the moment?

33 Responses to Herbarium series #4

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Beautiful pictures! They make me wish I had an herb garden :)

Linda said...

I do love the way you photograph your flowers and plants...
Very artistic!!
And lovely to look at!

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Tina Bradley said...

I'm betting the fragrances are fab, but I'm truly enjoying these pics--for their artiness alone! :) Hugs, T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

You take the most beautiful photos. I am currently not growing anything. I had lots of items in my garden this summer but with Fall's arrival many except some pretty flowers are gone.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

So pretty and I bet that lavender must smell divine. I'm only growing some basil at the moment.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooooo I want them both.

Somebody said...

beautiful photos! :)

look see. by naomi fenton said...

I've got a spring onion plant in my garden - I'd never seen it like that before either. Not sure it's going to survive today's downpour! I want to put some lavender in as well - when I can get in there, that is!

Lovely lovely photos x

Deidre said...

Your pictures are so incredibly gorgeous!

Jessica (Coco/Mingo) said...

Gorgeous! I LOVE the pop of purple! And I always love a good botanical post! xo

Angel Y. said...

I really enjoy this series! This flower is gorgeous.

Sarah Jane said...

I just read your recipe for lavender lemonade - it sounds very interesting! Our lavender is blooming beautifully at the moment, perhaps I'll try it!

Sarah x

Victoria // Oh So Pretty said...

Oh, that lavender I'm sure is filling your home with its heavenly fragrance! Your photos are so beautiful, Trishie!

My Garden Diaries said...

Such gorgeous pictures lady! You capture their simplicity and beauty so well! i hope that sweet baby is letting you get a bit of rest!!! You take care!!!

Susannah said...

I've never been big on plants, but my daughter is. Seeing her in awe of every flower she sees has given me a new appreciation of flowers and nature in general. One day she even convinced my Mum to bring home a bunch of flowers for me LOL. Needless to say I'm presented with many a hand picked flower and soursob :D. We are currently growing mint, some veggies, passionfruit and strawberries. sparkle2day.com

Ann said...

Lovely pics
you can certainly make them look dreamy
and thanks for the info.

Aubrey Henderson said...

So beautiful! LOVE watching flowers transform into their beautiful shapes.

http://www.madeyoublushblog.com/

burntfeather said...

Super sweet and you know I had no idea shallots grew flowers!

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

They're really pretty. It's the perfect season over here to start an herb garden. Wish they'd grow for a longer time this time.

Jane said...

wow. i had no idea that scallions can grow flowers. it's fascinating!

kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com said...

There is something really pretty and artsy about these pictures.

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

I wish I had an herb garden, or any garden really~

always, koru kate

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Lovely shots! I really enjoy this series. I had some chives bloom earlier in the summer and they were so pretty like the scallions!

Anouka K said...

Beautiful photos! I wish I had more time to care for plants but at least my mum does and her gardens are amazing.

Claire said...

What beautiful photos...I'm looking at shallots in a whole new way now lol!

Sam said...

These are so pretty, I can't wait for my lavender plants to start growing again.

Loz said...

I love your photos :) I've got chives, rosemary, lavender and thyme, chives are really the only ones that we eat :)
We've just planted some spring onions, looking forward to them :)

Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

Lovely photo. I'm always growing basil and lavender and rosemary at all times. I wish I were more organized with it--I let it grow wild outside and forget to clip it and use it!

xo Mary Jo

JoaNNa said...

beautiful! I wish I could grow herbs in my apartment :/

Shirley Tay said...

The flowers are gorgeous! I love lavender, but I'm not familiar with the scent of the other plant......

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

These pictures are so so beautiful :)

Joyce Olson said...

Beautiful photos and description of these botanicals-

CQUEK said...

Its smell really reminds me of pine trees though kind of floral.