Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Conquering of the Garlic Chives!

This is an annual problem in the herb garden.  The garlic chives have such a beautiful enticing flower in the month of August that the beneficial insects just love and so do I.  The downside is that you have hundreds of them in places where they shouldn't be growing.
The Herbal Husband started transplanting them to other areas of the garden.:(  Then he gave up and said too many.:)  So we will be talking about this herbal problem again next year.  I have them in so many places that getting to the seedheads before they drop their seed is going to be virtually impossible!
Here is that area cleaned up for now.  I have other areas to work on in the herb garden and I'll show those to you later.  I'm also coming up with another design or just plant combinations for my herb garden this year.  The weather is beautiful outside.  Talk to you later.


Carla said...

I have this same problem, but with rose campion. They reseed all over my gardens. I hate to pull them up but now and then you just have to toss some to keep things under control.

darius said...

On the other hand, I don't have enough to ring my "fruit tree guilds" to keep critters like rabbits and moles out.

lemonverbenalady said...

I wish I had the same problem with rose campion, Carla. But maybe on second thought!

Wish we were closer, Darius, the roots form a big mat! I'm finding all sorts of plants underneath! I'll have to keep your suggestion in mind.

Thanks ladies for stopping by.

Faith said...

I've got my garlic chives om a pot which is in the garden..I wonder if I'll get any travelers? Keeping watch.

lemonverbenalady said...

Just have to be aware that you could get some wanderers! Thanks for coming by.

Bluebell Woods said...

I think I will put some in containers if they spread like that. I only have one so far but loved the flowers so will be buying more this year.
Now I know to keep them contained thank you