Mittwoch, 27. Juni 2012

Sea of Purple

Island of Bornholm, Denmark,
end of May / beginning of June 2012.

Have you ever seen such a "Sea of Purple",
such a huge field of flowering chives??? 

That's a true eyecatcher, isn't it?

The photos I took are from two different chive fields at two different areas on the Danish island Bornholm, in the middle of the Baltic Sea. Obviously the farmers cultivate the millions of  chive plants to reap their seeds - to sell them on to nurseries / market gardens all over the world.

So whenever you spice up your salat or dish with chopped chives, you have a good chance that the seeds of your Allium schoenoprasum plant are from one of these fields... ;-)

Typical pale purple colour of  the star-shaped flower with six petals of a chive plant, producing a dense inflorescence of 10 - 30 flowers together. Before opening, the inflorescence is surrounded by a papery bract.

Sea of Purple in the front with Baltic Sea in the background.


  1. I have seen “sea of purple” of orychophragmus violaceus (kind of purple rape blossoms) or lavendars but not such "spacious sea of purple.” This is the place I’m looking after because ocean/lake and flowers are two of he elements which I like the best.


  2. Wow, I feel like buying a ticket and fly to this place right now!! what a soft purple carpet which looks likes endless. Is this a Shangrila? Beyond words.

  3. I love that first picture with just a row of the flowers in focus! Makes it look like the field never ends.