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Once upon a time …

I thought it would be nice to have garlic chives for cooking – silly me! I’ve found that they’re highly invasive, and when they really get going, the roots will form a mat that will choke out almost anything else. They’re also practically impossible to get rid of, unlike regular chives, which don’t seem to like it here! I’m willing to let them have some areas, but am trying to keep them out of my flowers.

So the plan is to enjoy the pretty white flowers, and all the butterflies, bees, and other insects they attract, then attempt to keep them from spreading by cutting the tops back before all the seeds ripen (note the little 3-sided capsules in some of the photos). I’ve seen more bees since they’ve been in bloom than I’ve seen all summer.

1, 3, 7 & 9, Garlic chives; 2 & 8, Red salvia; 4, Purple salvia; 5, Clematis; 6, Purple nicotiana.

1, 3, 7 & 9, Garlic chives; 2 & 8, Red salvia; 4, Purple salvia; 5, Clematis; 6, Purple nicotiana.

I had cataract surgery on my right eye yesterday (Tuesday), and the difference in colors between the “new” eye and the “old” eye is beyond amazing! Because the cataracts came on gradually over time, or at least mine did, I had no idea how much what I see had changed, and I’m like a kid with a new toy πŸ˜‰