Chive is a simplistic enough herb with a mild onion flavour and is one of the easiest herbs to grow. Not only that but when it flowers it does so with the most gorgeous of flowers that it will light up any garden. So what’s stopping you growing it, saving a bit of money and brightening up the place? Hopefully some of these pictures may convince you.
Photo 1 – The Centre Attraction
Photo 2 – The Charming Couple
Photo 3 – The Hard Case & the Soft Touch
The biggest headache caused by the chive this year has been which photo I would select of the three. I like the single spot of bright yellow pollen on the second photo along with detail I really like, but then I also like the last picture in which we can see the tough outer shell before it bursts open to produce the feathery, delicate flower just above it. Well as I am in development mode why not throw my first poll out there. Please vote for which one you like best.
Finally, if you need more persuasion I suggest you visit a new blog that I have come across in one of my favourite areas and just take a look at the header photo (they better not change it in the meantime). There’s only a handful of posts to date, but I have a hunch that this may be one blog to follow (and no, I do not know of or have anything to do with the blogger). So I have let the cat out of the bag: Alison Dunlop