Monday, June 8, 2009

Quick cut them off at the pass... the garlics are trying to 'scape!

This was the week for the alliums to bloom!  The white flowers above are evergreen scallions... we think they look like brontosaurus tails!  


Then the pretty purple chives, I hope they spread more, I'd love to have a huge clump.  Then there is the garlic, with the most delicious flower of all.  Scapes!!!!  Mmm scape omelet, scape and veggie stir fry, scape quiche and my favorite: scape pickles.  Long, tender, garlic flavored pickles were great at thanksgiving last year.
Another one of my absolute favorites is blooming.  Peas!  This is the flower of the golden sweet peas, I love all the colors on this plant.  Pretty golden stems, light green leaves, and those purple blossoms!  The green peas that I planted take a bit longer to start, their flowers are bright white.

The last shock to my system was this bed... 
The favas are b-e-a utiful!!!  They have loads of blooms, and they have no signs of black mold, which was the problem I had a few years ago.


5 comments:

Daphne said...

Yum scapes. This is the first year I've had them. I haven't done them many ways yet, but my favorite so far is in salad dressing. Yum.

Julia H said...

Your garden is beautiful! The fruit here is amazing...I imagine if you had a garden in Botswana, you would have lots of passionfruit, mangos...and definitely NAR! I miss you!

Becky said...

Damn I love nar...

Wayne Stratz said...

wow, you are so filled with joy (at least when you wrote this). I am glad your garden nourishes your being.

Julia H said...

I wish I could have a lion cub as a pet...I got to pet one this weekend, and it tried to eat my shoe.

I'm super-curious...what is the big news??

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