A corner of a raised bed in my vegetable garden. Can't wait until this beautiful purple kale is big enough to play with the California poppies huddled around him. A big clump of purple blooming chives is to the right of this picture.
Lupines are herbaceous perennials whose large, pea-like flowers come in amazing colors and combinations. Grown in full to part sun, they do not tolerate heat or humidity well. Getting 2-3' tall, they bloom in early to midsummer. Deer resistant, easy to grow
PRETTY JESSICA- David Austin English Rose. Tons of pretty pink flowers on a very small bush that is constantly in bloom. Perfect for a small garden, near the front of a border or grown in a pot. (Early Austin -hard to find - available in the US from Heirloom Roses) (Photo by Caroline Meade, via Flickr)