18 May 2009

Onions

When you see the chives in flower, you understand that the giant allium that blooms in the perennial bed is in the onion family. It's like a mammoth chive blossom.

11 comments:

Debbie said...

We have alliums in the bed by our mailbox. I love them.

Kyla said...

I never even knew they flowered!

Woman in a Window said...

We were just laughing about some chives that I've had in a bucket for about seven years. The darned things thrive contrary to the lack of love I bestow upon them (and the abundance of watering that my hound lets loose.) Pretty things.

mayberry said...

Remind me not to eat any chives at Woman in a Window's place ...

flutter said...

nom nom nom

de said...

I was thinking of growing some chives just because they are so pretty.

Does the allium have a bulb down there? And I wonder if it's edible.

ozma said...

Wow, I did not know this.

Chives are tasty and beautiful!

We will definitely plant these next year--thanks!

Gwen said...

Well you know how I feel about onions :) Still working on that post about onions. It's kind of hard for me to hate onions now after seeing this lovely photo.

nonlineargirl said...

Our gardens must be in sync. My alliums are in bloom, as are my chives. The CSA gave us a tomato plant today. Yum.

nursemyra said...

My mother used to grow flowering chives. they always remind me of her

Mary G said...

Love them too and I am missing mine.