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"grass surprising bulbs"

 
Gary Grata
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Hi... pulled from an Apple Gild example is in part the following.....

Apple Guild - courtesy of Toby Hemingway, Gaia’s Garden
• Apple (the central element)
• Garlic/garlic chives/wild leek (grass surprising bulbs)

Does anyone know what exactly is meant by "grass surprising bulbs"?

thanks... Gary
 
Thomas Partridge
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Are you sure that it says "surprising" instead of "suppressing"?

If it is suppressing (which I believe it is) they are plants that inhibit the growth of plants typically considered grass.
 
Gary Grata
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Thanks Thomas.... it was a typo in the original and as you guessed, had I continued to read further through the list I would have seen "grass suppressing" in the next examples.
 
Luke Burkholder
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Ha ha! Take that grass! Nobody expects the Spanish Onion Inquisition!
 
Keith Odell
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Thanks Luke. That will keep me smiling all day.

Bummer for my co-workers who think I'm up to something anyway.
 
Tyler Ludens
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I have a variety of onion relatives under each of my apple trees. So far, Garlic Chive Allium tuberosum and Canada Onion Allium canadense are the most prolific and can form a nearly solid carpet of deliciousness.

 
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