Allium are one of my favorite things to grow. The seeds are super easy to save and they bloom reliably without much attention. Because of these things, I have quite a lot of Allium in the gardens!
One of their not-quite-as-awesome features is that they attract a lot of flies, because – did you know? – flies pollinate Allium! So when I go to take pictures I have to shoo them away every few minutes. As much as I appreciate the pollination and that every creature plays a part in the garden ecosystem, they aren’t very cute!
One of my favorite weird-ish things about Allium are that they will often send up one extra-long shoot, like the one pictured below. This gives them a little bit of Seussiness to my eye. Makes for a neat bokeh shot, too.