While I wish they were the HUGE ones, these little green shoots are our Allium bulbs that rise up in front of our porch in the front yard.
Nat had been talking for a few years about how she *wanted* Alliums, so late in the fall of 2009, I secured a handful of the bulbs and planted them without telling her. I hoped that I had done everything right - the depth, spacing, watering, etc. I crossed my fingers. Then, waited.
Come Spring of 2010, they sprung to life and with a big smile on my face, I took Nat out to see her new Alliums. I may not be the most romantic guy on the planet, but I have to say that my Allium adventure turned out great.