Chives


on Friday, April, 20 2012 @ 05:00:47 pm (163 words)
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Chives can make a nice addition to the flower garden as well as the herb garden. I have my chives near the back veggie garden and they are not really a part of my flower gardens. However, I still enjoy the pretty blooms.

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) are the smallest species of onions. Chives are perennials so once you get them established you have them year after year. Chives grow to a height of 15-30 cm (6-12 in) and grow in clumps. You will want to divide the clumps every two to three years. Plant in a sunny to part shade location in a rich soil. Chives can tolerate moist to dry conditions in case you forget to water them at times.

Chives not only provides one with a pretty flower, they are edible as well and can be added to many dishes. When you harvest, cut the outer leaves back to the base and use fresh. Chives loses their flavour when dried.


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Comment from: Jeff [Visitor]
JeffBeautiful flowers, from your beautiful garden! Truly quite amazing! Your pics are very good.
04/20/12 @ 23:52

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