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By Alexandra Fitzgerald
The Times 

Flowers in the Veggie Garden

 

August 5, 2021

Alexandra Trumbo

Chives are hugely popular with the bumblebees. You can harvest a vast amount of chives to dry for the pantry then let them go to flower for the summer.

While I'm a sorry excuse for a flower gardener, as anyone who's seen our landscaping would agree, I'm a huge fan of flowers in the vegetable garden. In fact, sometimes the flowers do better than the veggies.

One of my favorite annuals is the tried-and-true marigold. There are so many colors, and you can even choose dwarf varieties that will easily fit into the smallest garden. You can also easily save seeds to plant again next year. Nasturtiums are a gorgeous option that gives tons of blooms. The best part is that the blooms are edible and add a peppery bite to salads. When shopping, keep i...



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