I came across this lovely article about the health benefits of chives during my morning Google searches (some people exercise or eat breakfast...I google). I especially enjoy that the article is on a site that promotes vegetarianism and vegetarian nutrition. Very nice!!!
The spring garden takes on a colorful attractive appearance when the chives (Allium schoenoprasum) bloom in May and June. The pretty lavender-pink globular flower heads of chives not only beautify the garden, but they can also be used as a garnish for salad dishes. Chives are also beneficial to rose bushes, since they emit an odor which discourages aphids. More