Wednesday, June 29, 2011

This Week's Experiment

Allium vineale, Wild Garlic flower (bulblets) experiment in the vase

In an effort to fill my vases with things I can grow myself or harvest nearby and also to find out which of those things will last the longest, this week's experiment is with some wild-harvested Allium vineale flower heads. I have a feeling they'll do a little better than last weekend's broccoli flowers, which gave up the ghost almost immediately. Still, I probably should have harvested the garlic-tasting bulbs as well, the way this year is turning out for my garlic. Whether it's the weather or disease, it isn't turning out to be a good year for garlic for me and a few others down at Floyd Bennett Field. I've lost more than a few to some kind of rot already. To lose your crop seven months into the game is kind of heartbreaking, but not every year can be a good year for everything. At least I got broccoli.


flwrjane said...

Ah, so that's wild garlic head? We've been using it quite a bit at the flower shop.
Perhaps not quite what people have in mind when they ask for a scented arrangement?

xo Jane

Sweetgum Thursday said...

Sweet! So I gather it must last pretty well then if you use it in your shop. I hope your customers enjoy it. I think it's kind of fun and funky.

Anonymous said...

Very lovely! I've enjoyed your blog this morning. Jennifer