Monday, July 03, 2006

purple aliens

aliens, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

I love these plants. They're love-in-a-mist or Nigella. They're pretty when flowering, but I like them even better when the flowers are over and the spiky purple seed pods can be seen. They look like aliens, mini-triffids taking over the garden. Soon they'll dry out and start to scatter their seeds to start all over again next year.

1 comment:

Rosie said...

they're gorgeous. i used to grow them when i was a kid, but the variety we had didn't go that astonishing purple.