Beewatching’s Blog


Ornamental AND edible
March 13, 2009, 6:43 pm
Filed under: 1, Garden, Growing things, herbs

Last year, I had an ample crop of opal basil. Some went to the Master Gardeners plant sale. The rest was placed among the flower beds, where its purple magnificence set off the greens and flower colors very nicely. Although I like to change some things around from year to year, not counting the perennials which are happy in place, I think I will do this again. Another flower garden surprise (for anyone besides me) will be the brussels sprouts that will grow behind the zinnias. Fennel is another striking plant, whether it backs up other herbs or sets off flowers and hostas. This year, I look forward to seeing the scarlet runner beans, which will add the same kind of punch as the purple basil leaves. Festive food.

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