Big Chives

For at least the last 2 maybe 3 years or so, I have lusted after this big purple flower I saw growing outside a local garden center near me. I never saw them growing anywhere else. I would drive by them and always think that I just “had” to have some of those for my yard.allium

I searched through several garden centers and never found them to buy (they were planted in the ground and not in containers for sale). I did find out that they are Giant Alliums. Which I knew was just a fancy way of basically saying big onion plant, or I say it’s like growing giant chives except I don’t think you can eat them. (I was going to check on this for my husband since he is a chive fan).

I had been planning to buy mine online in the next few weeks. I wanted to get them planted this Fall to have them come up in the Spring.

We had to return something to Lowe’s this afternoon and they had their bulbs right outside the returns entrance…… you hear the angels singing?……do you see the shaft of light that beamed down onto a box….a box that held none other than lovely packages of Giant Allium bulbs? Actually my husband saw them first. They are specifically the Gladiator Allium Variety. It was a pack of 3 bulbs for $9.99. I bought two packages. One set of 3 bulbs for my front yard and one set for my backyard. We plan on planting them tomorrow. I am just thrilled to bits. It’s nice to finally get something that you have wanted for so long and saving a couple of bucks.

We also picked up a package of Black Tulips (apparently they are a deep maroon which looks black in some light.. I have to look on the package to see what the name of them is Queen of the night. tulips

It was $9.99 for that bag as well and I can’t remember how many bulbs were in that bag but it seemed like a lot. 45! I’m looking forward to getting everything in the ground so I can start dreaming about my Spring garden.