Sunday, August 6, 2017

Garlic Chives

My garlic chives are blooming. I seem to remember those I grew in California had lavender blossoms.

Perhaps they weren't garlic chives, but just chives? Ok, I just looked up chives, the white and lavender flowered are two different species. Click on the chive link to see the punch of nutrition chives provide. The vitamin and mineral statistics for herbs truly amaze me.

I leave you with a quote from Marcus Valerius Martialis:

He who bears chives on his breathe
is safe from being kissed to death.

Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. I didn't even know that there were white flowered chives. Learning all the time. Thank you.

  2. Hi Sue, thanks neither did I, ha, till they bloomed.

  3. The only problem I have had with garlic chives is that they became extremely invasive.

  4. Hi Suzi, thanks, I have mine planted in ground cover cloth with bark over the top, we shall see if these reseed next year since they just bloomed.


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