Base notes of garlic …

Our garlic is slowwwwly lifting her hat, about to take her annual bow.


She’s put on quite a show this year. Centre stage …


… in oldy worldy stripes of pinks and cream.


Lapping up the warmth of that summer spotlight.


Readying herself to hit those beautiful base notes. Incomparable!


Our very own, home grown, Italian diva.

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    1. Posted 5 December 2012 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

      This is glorious – I love the poetry and the gorgeous photos – Brava Margaret and Italian Diva – take a well-deserved bow!

      • Marg
        Posted 5 December 2012 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

        Grazie mille Francesca x

    2. Sue
      Posted 5 December 2012 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

      Fabulous images as always.
      Our garlic is not doing so well this year – though we have plenty in. I have a feeling they will only be small bulbs but they are organic and homegrown so I think that makes up for it somewhat.

      • Marg
        Posted 5 December 2012 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

        Thank you Sue. They’re so pretty when you take the time to look closely. Any tips on when to pick them and how best to dry them?

        • Sue
          Posted 5 December 2012 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

          I was told plant on the shortest day harvest on the longest so I guess thats something to use as a guide!
          To dry mine I had an old plastic bread crate that I turned upside down in the shed and just laid them on top of it. Worked fine for me!

          • Marg
            Posted 5 December 2012 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

            I heard that of onions so it would make sense for garlic. Thanks Sue.

    3. Posted 5 December 2012 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

      Gorgeous clicks. I love the whole onion family for its prettiness in the garden and not to forget the awesome flavors of chives, garlic and onions. Beautiful!

      • Marg
        Posted 5 December 2012 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

        Thanks Simone. Particulary when you zoom in on them!

    4. Posted 5 December 2012 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

      Be still my heart!

      Your garlic photos are exquisite. Oh my!

      Must bookmark you!

    5. Marg
      Posted 5 December 2012 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

      What are you talking about bookmarking girl! Subscribe via email. Now! haha – it’s the only way to go šŸ™‚ Lovely to have you Anne. Glad you like x

    6. Posted 6 December 2012 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

      These photographs are awesome! I love garlic and use it a lot in my cooking! Thank you for reminding me how beautiful the flowers are. Inspiration for my jewelry.

      • Marg
        Posted 6 December 2012 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

        Thanks Irith. If you do make something let me know. I’d love to take a look! Thanks for stopping by x

    7. Posted 7 December 2012 at 6:59 am | Permalink

      wow Margaret I’ve never seen home grown garlic, how beautiful! The flowers are just exquisite, they remind me of lavender….x ciao lisa

      • Marg
        Posted 7 December 2012 at 7:23 am | Permalink

        My guess is you’ll be seeing plenty more of it before to long! x

    8. Posted 7 December 2012 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

      beautiful and poetic marg, well done x H

      • Marg
        Posted 7 December 2012 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

        Thanks Harrie

    9. Posted 7 December 2012 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

      Wow, just beautiful! I’ve never seen garlic grow either so this was quite fascinating. It’s kind of easy to forget that somewhere else, right now, garlic is growing and temperatures don’t drop below freezing like here! šŸ™‚

      • Marg
        Posted 7 December 2012 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

        Definitely our turn for some warmth Satu. Have a lovely northern hemisphere Christmas. x

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