Less Noise, More Green: Flowers in the veggie garden

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Flowers in the veggie garden


Geranium

 I have a new toy. Computer Man bought me a camera and I'm very happy with the photos I'm taking!  The Panasonic Lumix LX5 is a little point and shoot, but has a high quality lens and takes amazing macro shots.

Zinnia

All of these photos were taken in my veggie garden this week. For a garden that is supposed to be fading into winter, it is still incredibly colorful.








Basil

I grew all the companion flowers from seed this year and they have thrived. I started them early, indoors under grow lights, and transplanted them outside in the spring. Two types of marigolds, geraniums, zinnias and nasturtiums added both color and texture to the beds, as well as attracting pollinating insects, while repelling unwanted pests.

Marigolds

  The bees have been very active, buzzing constantly around the flowers, although this week I noticed a slower pace and lots of resting by the bees. Soon they will disappear into their hives for the winter.





Eggplant

Some of the fruiting vegetables are still producing flowers although there is not enough time before the frosts come for them to mature. It is remarkable to see these plants flourish well into October.


Sweet peppers. Note the pepper forming.

Broccoli flower


Carrot flowers


Nasturtiums

I have enjoyed having an abundance of flowers amongst the vegetables this year and growing them from seed was easy and a fraction of the cost of buying potted plants. I wonder what new ones I'll try next year?

Hope you enjoyed the images. I enjoyed taking them.

See you in the garden,

Sue










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