Want more bees in your garden? They do need our help, you know. And we always need theirs.
Plant garlic chives (Allium tuberosum), and the bees will be busy.
You’ll also enjoy sprays of sparkling, white flowers atop slender, green stems — a crisp, clean bloom to herald the end of summer.
Grassy foliage is fresh and green all summer and makes a nice front-of-the-border plant for sunny or partly sunny garden beds. Plus deer will leave it alone, as they do many herbs. For extra punch, plant a purple fountain grass behind it, so the white flowers stand out against dark-purple foliage.
Any other suggestions for good combos with garlic chives? I’d love to hear them.
Note: My Plant This posts are written primarily for gardeners in central Texas. The plants I recommend are ones I’ve grown myself and have direct experience with. I wish I could provide more information about how these plants might perform in other parts of the country, but gardening knowledge is local. Consider checking your local online gardening forums to see if a particular plant might work in your region.
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