It’s safe to say that since the great garden transformation most of my backyard has been dedicated to the growing of edible plants. This is a satisfying, at times challenging, and rewarding form of gardening, but they’re not always the prettiest of plants. So the few flowers that I have had some luck with – they have to be robust as little attention is given to the non-edible varieties – make a lovely addition to the garden. I especially appreciate these in the lull between seasons, after the winter vegies have come out and the summer ones have gone in but are not yet ready to harvest. So as I wander about the garden I’m enjoying these small delights (as well as a glorious red banksia hanging over the fence from next door which I forgot to photograph.
This last one is a lettuce about to go to seed, but I just think it’s so sweet I included it in this post. And having suddenly noticed this much-needed brightening of my garden I am determined to fit in a few more flowering plants.
Oh, on a complete different theme, the mystery of the pea/snow pea has deepened as a few of the older pods are starting to fatten up. Is this the peas forming or the snow peas over-ripening so to speak. Any ideas? I really need to get out and taste one don’t I? It’s pouring at the moment, but I think I’ll have to do that tomorrow.