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Flowers in the vegetable garden

Today is Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day in the gardening world, hosted by May Dreams Gardens.  Anyone with a gardening blog can link in with a post about what’s blooming in their garden, and today that includes Grow It Eat It. …

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Drink your hibiscus and eat your dahlias

For Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day I promised some flowers, so here we go.  This (as the sign says) is Hibiscus sabdariffa, or Roselle, a hibiscus with small but lovely flowers and edible leaves.  The flower buds are used to make…

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Red, White and Blue

Amaranth ‘Red Garnet.’  The least chewed-on of all the amaranths in the garden; most are a magnet for flea beetles.  Really, not doing this again… Flowers of white multiplier onion.  Why plant inedible alliums? Cornflower blue!  Easily the most gorgeous…

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A Pomegranate Blossoms in Maryland

For Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, let me introduce you to my dwarf pomegranate, Punica granatum ‘Nana’.  I got it about three years ago and since then have been dutifully putting it on the deck every summer, repotting into larger pots,…

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Salsify, in bloom and for dinner

Okay, if I hadn’t just given it away in the headline, would you know what this flower is? Along with okra, salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius) goes under the category of Prettier Flowers Than You Thought Vegetables Had.  This particular one also…

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Veggies plus flowers–always!

I don’t think “vegetable garden” without also thinking “flowers.” I suspect that’s because when I was a kid, just about every gardener planted some flowers in the family veggie garden. Carl and Mary Rau, our next-door neighbors in the 1940s…

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Flowers not doing their job

The photo of scarlet runner beans (by MG Katherine Lambert) is to appease those who might be visiting for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day expecting to see, you know, blooms. Please visit May Dreams Gardens for lots and lots of beautiful…

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