Cleome..A perfect cottage-garden plant, cleome bears spikes of fragrant flowers in shades of white, pink, magenta, and purple. It's so easy, it practically starts itself -- in fact, in many gardens it self-seeds year after year.
Flowers and vining vegetables grow together in a narrow bed. John built this lean-to frame out of bamboo poles, cord, and wire screen. Cucumber vines recline on the angled screen, leaving room below for colorful zinnias. Fertile soil keeps vegetables producing. "We put down humus (decomposed organic matter) that has spooky growing power," Carolyn says. "John grew bell peppers with walls so thick you could hammer a nail with them."
Zinnias can be grown from seed, either sown directly into the garden or started indoors four to six weeks before the last frost. Read more: The Best Oklahoma Flowers & Plants | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_6647918_oklahoma-flowers-plants.html#ixzz1kG6bHKvl