So, I am going to plant a border around our bedroom deck. I wanted a perennial, low care plant that produces some color.
After lots of thinking about it, I came up with this. CHIVES.
I love chives. They are beautiful, provide spikes growing up, a nice texture and if left unclipped, will produce purple flowers in the late summer and fall. They come up on their own easily once established. And I love chives! Great.
So, I have started chive seedlings. I will transplant them outside in 6 -8 weeks, after the frosts are over.
Chives -allium shoenoprasum - native to Siberia and are high in vitamin C
Chives are the smallest plants in the onion family.
They grow in full sun to partial shade, grown in clumps and are one of the earliest herbs to reach maturation in the spring. The flowers are edible.
Garlic Chives produce white flowers, rather than purple