It’s a Bloomin’ Onion

Our yellow onion bulbs didn’t get very large, but the flower heads were dramatically beautiful during June. The tall flower stalks were amazingly sturdy, and cuttings have lasted for days in a bucket. The stalks and flowers would be a dramatic addition to floral arrangements… except for the pungent and permeating aroma of onion. The entire onion plant is edible – including the flowers – so doesn’t the idea of sprinkling the small flowers on a food item sound like a cool culinary “presentation” element?

The incredibly complex clusters put on a steady show as the flowers gradually opened.
The incredibly complex clusters put on a steady show as the flowers gradually opened.
No bees are in this scene, but the bees flocked to the onion flowers.
No bees are in this scene, but the bees flocked to the onion flowers.

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