I'm confused because the chive blades ARE vertical and perpendicular to the top and bottom. Did you mean horizontally and parallel to the bottom? I agree that it would look nice. Or braided chives as a belt.....
To clarify I might have suggested running a solid band of chives around the sides of the cheese for another look, packed like sardines, especially if you want to concentrate more chive flavor. I especially do like the way you have them on this cheese though. Looks like grass growing in the springtime.
Thanks for the rose petal tips. (almost a pun). I have mostly old fashioned roses so I'll experiment.
I'll be excited to see and hear about a rose petal cheese if you decide to do it.