Awakening by Rina Greeff

Small flowers of the herb, Garlic chives, in our garden at Jansenville in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
Die fyn blommetjies van ’n knoffel grasui in ons tuin op Jansenville.

Garlic Chive flowers, which are also edible, bloom in the warmth of summer, which is in contrast to the early spring flowers of regular Chives. Allium tuberosum is commonly known as garlic chives, Chinese chives, Oriental garlic or Chinese leek. Leaves are the shape between the shape of an onion and garlic. The herb tastes a bit more like garlic than chives or onions. It is also ideal for the garden; the upright, grassy foliage looks great tucked in with other perennials or in container gardens and the plants are frost hardy.

The majority of Allium species are native to the Northern Hemisphere, mainly in Asia. A few species are native to Africa and Central and South America. Species grow in various conditions from dry, well-drained mineral-based soils to moist, organic soils; most grow in sunny locations, but a number also grow in forests, or even in swamps or water. (Wikipedia)

Camera: CanonEOS 500D Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens

My husband and I live in Jansenville in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. We both love nature, and therefore most of my subjects are the incredible wealth of fauna and flora in Southern Africa. I also write poetry in Afrikaans (one of the eleven official languages in South Africa) and often combine these poems with the photos I’ve taken. Thank you for stopping by!

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