Saying Farewell

I’m saying farewell to my garlic chives (Allium tuberosum). It only grows now in the back of my moon garden.

Years ago it grew beside the common chives in the herb garden I used to have. It grew in the corner of the buttterfly garden just across from the moon garden. I could sit between the 2 gardens and see the whites “glow” in the moonlight.

I liked them because they were white, bloomed later in the season, and attracted butterflies and other insects. Gray hairstreak butterflies visited often. Our insect numbers have been low this summer, and I assume it’s because of the drought.

The reason I’m saying farewell is that the garlic chives spread and are difficult to dig out. I always forget to cut off the seed heads before they drop their seeds. The above picture shows the different stages of flower/seed development in one flower head.

Besides, I’d rather be out enjoying nature, than spending a lot of time in the kitchen cooking.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Therese on October 10, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Amen deer Sister!!! I will take nature over cooking any day of the week!!!! Beautiful pictures, Kathy. Very nice job!!! Love the bee.


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