Tired of trying to get annuals to grow in this poorly thought out garage border every year, we filled it with perennials at dividing time last fall.
Alternating Autumn Joy sedum and Garlic Chives makes a soft green line-up of nicely contrasting foliage and flowers. The white chives bloom first. The sedum open to red as fall advances.
We often run out and grab a handful of chives to add to eggs or sauces. It never occured to us to make them the main ingredient in a recipe until we came across this article from the NY Times blog, Diners Journal.
The pretty flowers are edible too.