Sunday, June 17, 2007


I've always loved the culinary as well as ornament value of Chives ( Allium schoenoprasum). Often chopped over potatoes, or bundled and placed on top of steaks and roasts, sometimes tying together bunches of asparagus, or even the lovely flowers adorning your favourite salads, chives uses are abundant. Many gardener keep them in tight rows along side other perennial herbs. Others incorporate them in their ornamental plantings adding texture and colour. In either case, they are a wonderful addition to any garden and a delicious accent to many recipes.


lisa said...

I like them as fact, next to roses. I've heard that roses like garlic planted near them, and they seem to enjoy the company of chives, too!

Bob said...

They say that if planted with roses that its suppose to deter black spot. i have not seen any research to back this up. Either way I find them attracticve in a landscape.