I always grow flowers in the garden – flowers for picking, for the dinner table, for the bathroom counter, for the nightstand. For the neighbors. America has gotten away from flowers, except for funerals and weddings. And yet, what pure joy it is to dine in the company of cosmos, zinnias, bee balm, or dill – along with a thousand other fragrant or beautiful blooms. A single rose can be enough. A few marigolds in the bathroom are magical, or by the bedside. What romance! What love it carries.
So among the most earnest endeavors in your vegetable garden, plant flowers. They’re so easy, and so beautiful. A garden should be beautiful, and help make life the same way.
Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day – like writing a poem, or saying a prayer
–Anne Morrow Lindbergh