Volcanic Alliums

It was very kind of the Icelanders on the fermentation course in Malvik the other week to bring me a gift from Iceland. What does an Icelander bring to a gardener in Norway? Volcanic ash fertiliser of course :)  I’ve heard stories of increased yield where the ash fell after the last eruption…and what better plants to receive the ash than a small collection of Alliums (onions) which I was sent a few years ago by the Botanical Garden in Reykjavik :)
Thank you Arna “Løk for Strøk” Mathisen :)P1420012

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Allium brevistylum from Wyoming via Reykjavik!
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Allium oleraceum from the only location of this onion in Iceland at Bær (how it got there is related in my book)
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Allium hymenorhizum

 

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Allium victorialis ssp platyphyllum from Sakhalin via Reykjavik

 

 

 

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