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I never imagined that onions would be some of my absolutely favorite plants in my garden.  Ornamental onions (alliums) are some of the most unique and eye-catching flowers you can find. Whenever I give a garden tour, someone almost invariably asks about those show-stopping spheres on display.

I have at least seven different varieties of alliums throughout the gardens and each on is special in its own right.  In addition to its aesthetic benefits to the garden, it also repulsive to deer so I will usually plant them around tulips and other places I know that deer love to nibble... well, devour.

I have taken a number of photos of some of the alliums strewn throughout the garden.