This crazy weather we’ve been experiencing lately (Hot then cold, rain and more rain, cold nights with hot days…) has made our onions very confused and forced a lot of them to flower. If you’ve never seen an onion flower, they are just fascinating! I find myself staring at them, wondering how a stinky vegetable can produce such a beautiful, intricate flower.
Anyway, once the onion flowers, it either needs to be used or left to go to seed to start the cycle again. We are using these. So I harvested them, but couldn’t bring myself to just toss those beautiful flowers into the compost…yet. So I scoured the perimeter of the road where all sorts of wild, wonderful things grow and brought back some clippings that I thought would go well with my onion flowers. And into a bottle turned vase they went.
Now, I have to admit that it may not be the most aromatic bouquet on the planet, but it makes me smile. I’ll enjoy those flowers for a little while longer before they go into the compost to help us grow more wonderful things in the future. Aren’t they just gorgeous?