Chives- pruning?

Chives- pruning?

I planted some chives last year, but this year the plant is really taking off, and is sending up flower buds for the first time. I know with some herbs, like basil, the flowers need to be removed to keep the plant alive, but since the chives are a perennial I'm not sure what to do. If I just let it flower, what happens? The flowers are so pretty, but I want to have chives to eat for the rest of the season, too. I can't seem to find a straight answer online.
For what it’s worth…

For what it’s worth…

newbie here, i come with a question.

newbie here, i come with a question.

Sad, sad bougainvillea and coleus

Sad, sad bougainvillea and coleus

The big project to date (almost)

The big project to date (almost)

hydrangeas make lovely dried bouquets

hydrangeas make lovely dried bouquets

Oh, the conundrum….

Oh, the conundrum….