Chives in the garden

Perennial herbs are the most satisfying plants in the garden. Chives are one of my favorite as they are the earliest and so appreciated after a long winter! They do not mind the snow (this picture is after our May snow of 4″!) and grace you with the most beautiful flower that is delicious! Chives are in the allium family and can be aggressive so you must mind them but they are not hard to remove and share with a friend. I also grow other alliums known for their purple bloom and these I use as cut flowers so they don’t spread too much in my small garden.

Drumstick allium

after a spring snow
after a spring snow

Chives are the perfect garnish or addition to any dish! You can swirl them into yogurt and garnish a soup or snip them over a salad.


2 thoughts on “Chives in the garden

  1. Jerry May 13, 2014 / 5:42 pm

    You are so spot on…..wish that I had saved mine….dragged into the garage in pots and didn’t survive. I will start anew and plant them in my new boulder garden. Xxox

    • whatsanniecooking May 14, 2014 / 4:28 pm

      I can dig you some chives to take back to CB for sure!! Will pot them up for you now!!

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