I cannot get enough of flowers this summer! These beauties feed our honeybees and hummingbirds, which in turn, pollinate our garden. A few of my latest favorites:
1. Nasturtium. Edible, with a spicy, peppery flavor, these flowers spread all over the garden with long ground-crawling vines, and make a great snack or salad garnish. The hummingbirds especially love them.
2. Lupine. A wild perennial, we built our garden beds around the lupines that were already living in the meadow. They’re in the pea family, but they’re also mildly toxic and not really edible.
3. Amaranth. I don’t know as much about this one, but I’m in love with the color! It’s mostly an ornamental plant for us, but it can also be used for culinary and medicinal purposes. My partner’s dad named this particular one “Sideshow Bob.”
4. Potato flowers. I had no idea potatoes were so pretty when they flower!