I have never been a real big fan of growing flowers. Its not that I don't like flowers......I love them! I have always just concentrated my efforts on things that I can eat.......and I like to eat fresh veggies (and so do my kids....they can eat at least 25 cucumbers and 10 melons a day).
This season though I am partnering with Harmony (the flower lover) and putting in a bed of ALL types of flowers. The bed is prepared and will start to be direct seeded this weekend. With the warm weather it is time to start adding that splash of color to the green backdrop of veggie crops. So what are we planting? A few of the flowers that are going in the flower bed are snapdragons, irises, purple coneflowers, yellow prairie coneflowers, celosia, statice, asters, zinnias, globe amaranth, daisies, black eyed susans, hollyhocks and many more that I can't think of off the top of my head. I will handle the 7 different varieties of sunflowers in other beds (we already have vanilla ice and moulin rouge planted along garden edges). It should be fun and exciting to learn about these plants and add this to the crops coming out of the ground.......and since I like to eat things maybe next year I will add an edible flower garden (nasturtiums, pansies, etc).
May your day be filled with flowers!!!!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )