You would think, with a Twitter handle of RamblinGarden, that I would write about my spouse's community garden plot all the time.
You would be wrong. He's a veggie person. I'm a flower person.
But, you can look at a vegetable garden from the point of view of a flower lover, right?
Right. Especially when the sunflowers are blooming.
In our community garden plot just to the north of Binghamton, New York, our sunflowers have reseeded themselves for years. The hot weather has produced a bumper crop. We let the birds get the seeds, and we enjoy them as cut flowers. The bees enjoy them as on-site flowers.
But our garden doesn't have just sunflowers. It has zucchini, and the flowers are beautiful, too. My spouse grew up, Italian style, eating zucchini flowers, covered in batter and fried. He rarely makes them, though.
Zinnias. This is my favorite - believe it or not, this is the real color of one of the flowers. I wonder how this happened.
Here is a zinnia flower opening.
But there are the veggies, and I promise to write about them soon. My spouse (not to brag) is an excellent cook, which is a good thing. If he depended on me...well, that's why he cooks. And he works so hard in that garden, to bring us fresh produce.
If you garden, which do you like to grow better - flowers, or veggies?