I'm linking with Marla at Always Nesting for her Woo Hoo Wednesday blog party. I hope you will all visit her beautiful and fun blog. If you don't know Marla yet, you're going to love her. She's a sweetie. This plant was started last year from a clipping from my brother's garden. It's really a vine, and it's finally bloomed! My kids call it the "Bubble Gum" plant because the flowers have a slight scent of bubble gum. It's actually a Passion Flower. Isn't it a beautiful flower? I'm Woo Hooing because this is the first flower it's produced.
Now, I'd like to know a little more about this plant.
We planted it in our garden last year and the tag said "Garlic Chive". The leaf does taste like garlic and it was a nice little herb last year, but over the winter it started to grow and this is what it looks like now.
Those bulbs sprouting up are indeed in the shape of garlic, but since garlic is a root crop, I'm expecting those bulbs will eventually flower. I can't find any photo on the internet that shows garlic chive growing to this size, so I'm a bit stumped. At one point I wanted to pull it out of my garden as it had gotten so big, but curiosity has gotten the best of me and I've kept it there. I really want to see what pops out. It kind of looks like the Space Needle standing there doesn't it?
We have been competing with the birds for our strawberries the past few weeks. My mom mentioned putting some type of screen over them. She didn't mean a screen door, but it seems to have helped :-)
Our garden is just starting to sprout as we were a little late in our planting. I can't wait for our tomatoes to ripen up. I hope we get to them before the tomato worms do!
I hope you all have a wonderful week :-) Woo Hoo!