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I love to grow garlic. It is so easy and the deer don’t eat it! I plant it in October and harvest it in June. I love the picture above because it looks like the pretty garlic bloom is wearing a hat! I took that photos just before I dug the garlic. I keep all of the pretty flowers because I love the shape of the bloom and they dry so nicely.
Here’s a vase of garlic flowers from June. They’ve now lost some of their purple color, but I have the same arrangement in my living room and it is still pretty.
The garlic blooms dry to brown, kind of like a hydrangea, and are still great for decorating. I put these in this old bucket that my mom gave me. I’m sure my grandfather got it from a school cafeteria in Giles County, VA. It says Elliston on it. My dad had old nails in it. The egg container was my grandmother’s. Her aunt used it to send fresh eggs from Roanoke to her sister in Northern VA.