When asked what has impressed her most this summer, office-manager extraordinaire and all-around good-egg Rita was quick to draw our attention to the way that German garlic (Allium senescens subsp. montanum) can bring color and interest to an area of the garden that has become dull or pallid. Their lavender/pink blossoms are a favorite of both bees and butterflies, while their pungent foliage isn’t liked by deer, rabbits, or groundhogs. They do just fine without coddling or special care and will return reliably year after year. She’s right (as usual!) – what could be better??