Pollinator Fest on Garlic Chive Blossoms

Our garlic chives have finally started to flower. Normally they would have flowered earlier, but it’s been a cool year so far, as in lower temperatures. Their shaded location probably also causes them to flower a little later.

Garlic Chive blossoms are visited by an impressive range of pollinating insects. Last year I counted 37 kinds in one day: 8 kinds of wasps, 5 kinds of bees, 5 kinds of butterflies, 6 kinds of moths, 6 kinds of flies, 2 kinds of ants, and 5 other kinds of insects. For more about native pollinators, see http://nativepollinator.com/

Oh, and we can also eat chive flowers, including garlic chive flowers.

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