This is a bud of an Allium. Sorry, I can’t remember the name of this particular type of Allium, but its little individual flowers will soon burst out of this wrapper and in no time at all look like a brilliant blue firework.
Every year I buy myself a Poinsettia at Christmas. The shelves of pot plants with their brilliant red bracts (see all you doubters…I knew they weren’t proper flowers) in all of the supermarkets is a sure sign that Christmas is nearly here. Lets face it though, within a week of purchase, most of those poor plants are languishing and wilting in our overheated, too dark, living rooms. Mine are really no exception. Normally I can barely manage to keep them alive until Christmas day.
However, this year I bought a hardy little blighter. Believe it or not, It still looks as good as the day as I bought it and…yes, we’re halfway through February!! It is a first, so I thought I’d share this little reminder of the festivities with you. 🙂