Here’s some of what’s in bloom in the vegetable beds at the Derwood Demo Garden today:
Butternut squash and its relative, luffa:
My favorite vegetable flower of all, okra:
This is Star of David okra, and I’m looking forward to getting some pods from it – it’s one of my favorites because the pods stay soft and edible even when they get large, which happens a lot when you’re not at the garden for a week!
Here are cinnamon basil (awaiting flower pinching, though I like it in bloom as well), and the
amaranth we cut down today before it went to seed, since we know from experience it will keep coming up all over the garden if we let it.
And some of our ornamental annuals, because they are an important part of our vegetable garden.
Isn’t this an interesting zinnia?
And sunflowers, of course!