“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.”
~ Iris Murdoch
Each morning when I venture out to the garden to pick a few herbs or some kale for my breakfast smoothie, I rejoice in the flowers which grow in the tumbling wilderness that is my vegetable garden.
I have always grown flowers alongside my herbs and vegetables. Flowers attract bees, they cleverly lure away pests, and most importantly, they bring me joy.
When did a food garden need to be so business-like that there was no room for whimsy, colour or self-expression?
Besides, fairies like flowers too.
I finally tore myself away from flower appreciation long enough to pick a few leaves for breakfast.
This morning’s green smoothie?
Kale, pear, apple, broccoli and coconut. Delicious!