Monday, January 10, 2011
Garlic chives, three seasons
Rocco's garlic chives at Floyd Bennett Garden in late August
Allium tuberosum in the Fragrance Garden, Brooklyn Botanic in early September
Garlic chives (Allium tuberosum) in late summer are bee magnets at both Floyd Bennett Garden Association and at Brooklyn Botanic. There's not much not to like about this plant. Delicious both to people and pollinators, with multi-season interest, it's still hanging around in early January in Brookyln amidst the snow and the cold and looking pretty fabulous.
Above, a gift from my neighbor Jill who was dividing hers. The allium flowers are going to seed in late October in my garden plot. Below, outside a garden plot at Floyd Bennett in early January, the seedheads and plant as they remain in winter.