Monday, April 30, 2007
Society Garlic -- the name seems almost an oxymoron, though appropriate if you are familiar with the plant. The blooms have a lovely fragrance, but the rhizomes and leaves, if torn or bruised, definitely remind you this plant is in the garlic family.
Beautiful, airy, lavender-colored blooms are a lovely contrast to our sandy soil and the plant is salt tolerant, making it a good selection for landscaping on the island. And if you run short on chives for your baked potato at dinner, this plant will do double duty!