Garden bloggers all know (or should) about the monthly event, hosted at May Dreams Gardens, known as Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. I usually join in from my Rogue Eggplant blog to show off my flowers, but why shouldn’t the vegetable garden get to join in? Here’s some of what’s blooming today in the Derwood Demo Garden’s veggie beds.
First of all, ta-da! Our cardoons are flowering.
Cardoons are some of my favorite flowers ever, enormous bright blue-purple thistle-like explosions, usually with bee accompaniment. The first two have popped out and we have a lot more buds waiting. You should be able to catch the show at our Grow It Eat It Open House on July 26. (More info here.)
Other veggie plants in bloom:
|Runner bean ‘Hestia’|
|A tangle of flowering radishes in the straw bales|
|Cucumbers – very prolific!|
|Flower on the end of a tromboncino squash|
Vegetable flowers are fabulous – and quite a few of them are edible! I’m really wishing I’d taken that squash flower home so I could stuff it and fry it up…