This is the rallying cry of People Who Grow Vegetables.
People like My Better Half.
And his friend Vito, the neighbour who regularly turns up his nose at my flowers. Which is exactly why I had this picture taken of Vito among the flowers.
But I digress.
Sorry ’bout that.
Truth is, you have to give thanks for People Who Grow Vegetables, because while I love flowers, I also love to eat fresh food. So lettuce be grateful. (Sorry — I couldn’t resist.)
Here then, is a pictorial salute to vegetable gardeners. It is made up of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, beets, lettuce, asparagus and other good stuff from the earth.
The photos, as promised, are of My Better Half’s vegetable garden.
In this shot (below centre), asparagus spears have been left to grow into ferns. They’ll be thick and lush in weeks.
On the right are spinach and salad greens, including my favorite arugula. On the left: A raspberry bush, gifts from our friends Paddy and Jacqui. It’s loaded with berries right now.
But what’s that I see? Flowers.
Yes! Vegetables have flowers….. starting with zucchini…
Gee whiz – it’s a veritable flower garden! Even the eggplant is bloomin’!
Not sure about the eggplant, but I’m told that zucchini and other vegetable flowers are edible.
So who says you can’t eat flowers?
Photos by H. Grange