Aren't these beautiful! I love it when my chives come back year after year. They are the first sign of spring for me, they begin to green up in late February but they wait patiently to explode until the beginning of April! By next month they'll have beautiful lavender blossoms that smell sweet and oniony? at the same time! I love to chop them up and use them in butter, or simply strewn over a luscious spring salad!