There’s absoloutely nothing that is aesthetically pleasing about my garden. It’s like the beige office cube of the corporate world – it holds what it needs to and provides enough cover to allow you to surf websites before your boss catches you and calls you a loafer and threatens your job and makes fun of your talking Yoda doll.
So, rectangles and all, it’s what works for me. I’m not a designer and I don’t really care to try my hand at flower gardening. But I’m long overdue for working in some flowers that can help my veggies grow. If they look nice, that’s fine too.
Flowers can add some pollinator attraction. They can provide some pest repellant. And they can add some edibility. This year it’s time for nasturtiums (tasty, pretty, pollinator, pest protectors), marigolds (pest protectors, some pollinator attraction), borage (keep it under control spreads like mad… good for bees, pest protector), and cat thyme (bee attractor, cat seducer/border guard).
The Podchef covered quite a bit of options in Gastrocast 164. But since I’m a complete flower doofus, I need even more help to steer me in the right direction! What flowers work for you and why?