I love wandering through the garden each morning and looking at all the blossoms! We don’t have a lot of produce yet, but it is exciting thinking about the fruits and vegetables that are on their way. I wonder how many visitors can identify these plants just by looking at the blossoms!
How did you do? I’m surprised to learn that not many people are familiar with these!
1. Tomatoes – each one of those dainty flowers will make a beautiful tomato. I can’t wait!
2. Chives – these are in the onion family but who knew they had such an elegant lavendar flower?
3. Cilantro – the leaves of this delicate plant give dishes that authentic Mexican flavor!
4. Winter Squash – this is an heirloom squash that was grown by Native Americans hundreds of years ago! I am so excited about this plant!
5. Bell Peppers – a tiny bell pepper is already growing in the center of this flower.
6. Cucumber – look at that vibrant yellow color!
Even the weeds are pretty!
This is Morning Glory. I don’t like the way she chokes my plants, but in an organic garden free of herbicides there has to be some coexisting and this one was growing in one of the pathways. Why don’t I use herbicides? That’s a question for a whole blog post, but in a nutshell, I don’t use them because they are toxic. They kill the frogs that eat the bugs that are harmful to the plants I want to grow. They completely disrupt the natural balance and ecology of the garden. In addition, they can be toxic to humans if the wind or irrigation water takes them to the produce. There are just so many better ways to manage weeds. So Miss Morning Glory and I share some garden space and I am thankful she is so pretty!
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