Green Thumb Sunday

Sunday, May 06, 2007
Onion Rings

This is the first spring I've had onions in the garden, thanks to fellow gardeners Albertino and Juan, who passed along a few of their extras. Right now the plants are swelling with these buds that have water trapped inside. Each little pod looks like a work of art.

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Anonymous Michelle said...

Beautiful! My onions are just tiny shoots poking up. I am definitely jealous!!

9:45 AM  
Blogger ACey said...

what an interesting photo! Thanks for stopping by my blog last Sunday :)

10:06 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

I love your picture. No wonder you are a finalist in best photography!

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Briana said...

What a fantastic image - at first I thought it was an abstract watercolor.

Yes, i need to make coffee. I also have a hankering to plant onions now...

Green Thumb Sunday is a great idea - I'd love to contribute next Sunday.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Genie said...

Wow...Christa...what an incredible shot! Gorgeous -- and awfully interesting, to boot.

11:51 AM  
Blogger RUTH said...

Wow that's a remarkable photo. I bet you'll enjoy those onions.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Jean said...

What a fantastic photo! Taking pictures sure makes us notice nature more!

1:11 PM  
Blogger MrBrownThumb said...

Oh that's pretty cool.

Love the picture.

(visiting today for GTS)

1:26 PM  
Anonymous anne said...

Your wonderful photo has turned the most mundane plant into a work of art!

1:52 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

Intersting, my onions look the same these days and I am looking forward to see them in bloom soon! They will look terriffic (and those blooms are so very cheap, too).

Happy gardening!

3:31 PM  
Blogger Greenmantle said...

Hi, Just to let you know that Along with "Mytinyplot" & "Mikes Allotment Diary" your blog was name-checked in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper in the UK today by Alex Mithcell, in her column "The Kitchen Garden Graduate".

I don't think you can see the article on line, and in truth you are only mentioned in passing, but if you want to read it I suggest you e-mail the author -



4:00 PM  
Blogger Kylee said...

What an awesome photo! Makes me think of that one I took of the giant scilla that had water trapped inside, too! I love the details that you have to really look for...

4:12 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

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5:31 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Beautiful picture! I've never grown onions before. So you have any onion-growing tricks?

5:33 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I mean, DO you have any onion-growing tips? Man, I can't spell today. Sorry for the typo.

5:34 PM  
Blogger gardenmomma (Chris) said...

What an amazing photo! Hope you're having a great GTS!

6:48 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I would never have guessed that this photograph was of an onion. It is quite amazing to see the water droplets inside. You have a knack fro transforming a simple into a sublime plant!

6:55 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

Everyone, Thanks for stopping by on Green Thumb Sunday!

Greenmantle, thanks for letting me know about the article in the Sunday Telegraph. I wouldn't have known about it otherwise. I'll have to see if I can get a copy from the author.

These onions were so simple to grow. I got a few young onions from other gardeners and just planted them in the ground. I added compost periodically and kept them weeded, but that's about it. No fertilizer or anything. No problems with pests. I planted them late last summer and they overwintered. Last year I grew scallions from seed and they didn't require much maintenance either. Good luck with yours!

7:19 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Lovely photo. Great composition. Certianly makes me feel like growing onions!

12:03 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Hello - I have been really enjoying looking at your blog over the last couple of days - would you mind if i linked to it from mine to remind me to check it out a bit more often?
I really liked the photo of the dandelion from the book you recommended.
All the best, Mike

6:30 PM  
Blogger Calendula said...

Yes, feel free to add a link. Anyone who wants to link here is welcome to do so.

7:26 PM  

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