Tuesday, June 2, 2009


It’s an Allium, but I have no earthly idea exactly which variety (probably Chives - Allium schoenoprasum). There are a gazillion and one species of Allium. I didn’t plant it. I inherited it or, more precisely, it conveyed with the property almost sixteen years ago. Nestled in at the feet of the Milkweed, neighbored by Celandine, up against the south facing side of the barn, they emerge each spring so suddenly that they always surprise us. Never seeming to be intimidated by stories of their hybridized giganteum cousins, these lilac starbursts throw off their papery shells, confident that they are just as worthy as any hothouse Rose to grace a bouquet or corsage.


dancingmorganmouse said...

THey look exactly like our chive flowers, so probably safe to eat.
Ooo, WV = blimith, cool!

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
Thanks for the gardening confirmation!
- Lee

Roo said...

Look like my chives too...chomp away!