Monday, August 31, 2009

Onion and Garlic Chives

Today I made a quick run to Lowe's to see what they had on sale in the garden center. This time of year is perfect for scoring loads of deals on perennials. They may not look their best but come next year you will be happy you only paid a fraction of the full price.

I have both onion chives and garlic chives planted in my garden. The onion chives are doing great and are multiplying. The garlic chives on the other hand seem to be slow growers. I've been looking for three more plants to fill in but garlic chives are harder to come by. Today was my lucky day. I was able to get three very healthy plants to fill in my garlic chive plot.

Garlic chives have a flatter leaf and a white blossom which blooms later in the year.
Garlic Chive
Onion chives on the other hand have leaves that are tubular and have a light purple or pinkish flower in the spring.
Onion Chive
Onion Chive Blossom
I also bought several dark burgundy leaf sedum to plant between the Autumn Joy that I planted earlier in the year.
I also scored two Pink Double Delight cone flowers. They rang up $14.95 each. Egads! They were pretty ragged looking so I asked if they were on sale. The cashier called over some one who had the authority to verify prices. She took one look at them and said "ring them up at 4 each." Now that is more like it.
It kind of reminds me of a cross between a pincushion flower and a cone flower. Now I just need to find a place to plant them.

1 comment:

baby sister said...

you can plant them at my house if you'd like ;)