I love doing flower photography (in case you haven’t noticed by my many posts devoted to it), but it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I stumbled upon a type of flower I haven’t seen before, the allium. At least at the times I have visited gardens on Long Island, I haven’t encountered alliums in bloom. Allium in Latin means garlic and is said to give off a not so great smell and are in the same plant family as onions, chives, shallots and garlic. When I stumbled upon these I didn’t notice any smell just beautiful snow ball-like flowers in white and purple. Even before they fully bloom, their buds looks so pretty.