Flowering Leeks from My Veggie Garden

Bolting Leeks

Bolting Leeks

I always wanted to have a vegetable garden of my own. I dream of having one where I could go and pick my home grown fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, zucchini, fresh herbs……

Two years ago I was working overseas and had a chance to grow a small veggie garden for one season in a property that I own over there. It was a hard work to put it up and maintain, but I enjoyed every bit of it (even though that was a short lived experience). In that garden I had also planted a few leeks, but they did not grow well that season, so I did not harvest them. My job contract ended and I came back to Canada, so my garden was totally neglected. A year after, I went back home for a short visit, and to my surprise the leeks in my neglected garden had flowered and turned to these adorable pop poms.

Neglected Veggie Garden

Neglected Veggie Garden

I had harvested them, and I think they could make a nice dry floral arrangement. I took some shots and, again, I think these photos (if they were professionally taken) would make a good piece of wall art too. Personally, I am not a big fan of dried flower arrangements, but these look kind of cute an can be somehow incorporated in a modern décor.
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I have never seen bolting leeks before, so I would never guess what those blooms were. However, as I have planted those leeks myself, I knew that those beauties were the product of neglected leeks. I never knew that bolting leeks can turn to be so attractive.

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If you were not a knowledgeable gardener (like me) do you think that you would recognize if those were leek flowers? Would you consider having them as a dry flower arrangement in your decor?

Thank you for reading, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Besa

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3 thoughts on “Flowering Leeks from My Veggie Garden

  1. Leek soup is my favorite, from now on whenever I have a bowl I will always think of leek pom pom flowers which I never knew exist.And yes, I will definitely consider them as dry flower arrangement in my decor…

  2. Leek soup is my favorite, and from now on whenever I have a bowl I will always think of leek pop pom flowers which I never knew exist.
    And yes, I will definitely consider having them as dry flower arrangement in my decor!

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