MADISON (WKOW) -- Add color and drama to your garden beds, spring through fall, with flowering onions, also known as allium.
Melinda Myers says the leaves and flower of chives, a culinary favorite, add flavor and color to your salads and baked potatoes.
Hairy allium's unique and subtle flowers complement this garden art and combine nicely with many perennials.
The shorter Turkestan allium provides late spring flowers, bold foliage and attractive seed heads. Plus it marks the spot for the late emerging hibiscus.
The large individual flower of the Mediterranean bells on the three-foot stem makes this allium a stand out in the garden.
Walking onions are a fun edible allium. The mature sets atop the flower stems drop to the ground, planting next year's crop.
Checkout Melinda's website for this and other gardening tips at www.melindamyers.com.
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