While I am a vegetable-focused gardener, I feel the need to add flowers and ornametals everywhere. I even pack flowers in and around my vegetable beds. Flowers attract beneficial insects, but I simply plant them because they make me happy.
|Two raised vegetable beds surrounded by nasturtiums and poppies (pink Asian and orange California).|
|Eggplant, tomatoes, and carrot seedlings share a bed with a bright yellow Coreopsis.|
|Dwarf dahlias hide behind the rosemary-and-thyme-planted terracotta pot.|