Our garden isn't just about vegetables. We grow flowers and veggies together harmoniously! This is a cockscomb celosia, grown by my daughter in her raised garden bed that Botanical Interest's carried a few years ago, unfortunately, they don't carry this particular variety any longer, but since it's an heirloom, I can save the seeds, and luckily we did. It also reseeds itself quite nicely, at least in our area, southwest PA, zone 6. They are so gorgeous, and we have a mix of several colors. They are stunning in the garden, and my daughter's favorite!
Now this beauty is a cabbage plant grown by my other daughter in her raised bed. She's more of a vegetable farmer and loves to grow cabbage and tomatoes! See how this one has some holes in the outher leaves? No worry, the head of cabbage was just fine, we grow an organic garden, so sometimes the little critters get a bit hungry and can't resist the cabbage! Bad critters, but hey, the cabbage is delicious and healthy, I can see why they would want to sneak a bite! It's more work and more frustration to garden in an organic way, worth it to me in every way.
Now time for my fun favorite thing to grow, for pure pleasure. Sunflowers. They are amazing in every way. They grow strong from the start, rise above everything else, wake up and smile at the sun every morning, and provide a snack to eat and a perch to rest upon for so many birds in my yard and garden! The squirrels and chipmunks love them too!
Now, the thing I love about Only Sometimes Clever's blog giveaway, is that there is wide variety of prize packages; a children's garden, a flower garden, and container garden, and a heat tolerant garden for hot, dry climates. Something for everyone!