Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Garden Tuesday - Garlic Chives

Garlic Chives

When they start blooming, you can really tell a difference between garlic chives and regular chives. Regular chives have those clover like purple flowers and garlic chives have these large white lacey heads. Some of you may remember my whimsical post, where I talked about letting things go to seed and creating a freeform garden. Well, after having to pull garlic chives from every inch of my herb garden, that is not happening this year!

Garlic Chives

Bonus kitty cat picture and it's not even the weekend!

14 comments:

livinginalocalzone said...

I don't think I've heard of garlic chives, but as I love both on their own, and garlic scapes on top of it, I'm intrigued. How do they taste? Easy to grow?

Jacqueline said...

I love the photo of you cat among the chives :)

food with style said...

love the kitty shot, and yes i had to glance at the calendar! been so busy reading of late no time to blog, but i do LOVE peeking in here, you on one of my favorite blogs, you are so well rounded! well you know, i love all the things you do~

Marjie said...

Love the bonus kittycat picture! I am taking to heart your advice to not let my chives go to seed.

Amy said...

I accidentally planted garlic chives one year. Loved them so much and used them in so many recipes, that now I grow them on purpose.

Pam said...

I love that last photo with your kitty.

Mary said...

Your photography is always so pretty. Cute kitty too!

Terri and Bob said...

I guess I have garlic chives! I have a lot of white flowers right now. Love the shot of the kitty!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I love garlic chives, mine are standing tall too. They haven't re-seeded though. Maybe it's my climate?
I love the photos!

chellebelle said...

Scrappy Cat looks so much like my Ryefedd, I did a double take.. I love the flowers, Pretty and edible, a must in my garden...

a good yarn said...

I like to live life on the edge and let the garden do as it pleases. Which may well explain why it looks the way it does.....

Joanne said...

Chives of one of my favorite herbs but I don't think I've ever had garlic chives. I'm sure they taste great! And they do look so pretty.

La Table De Nana said...

Perfect pairing of white fluff!

Michelle said...

Some plants are so invasive you really do learn quickly which ones to let seed and which to snip back!

We have acreage now to I can let things go a little more then I used to. But I still am careful with some of the little devils.