There are so many beautiful flowers that can enhance the beauty of your garden. Besides adding color and beauty many also have beneficial qualities such as being a natural pest control – some act as a trap plant for pests and thereby save your vegetables and herbs from being devoured. I plant Marigolds in areas that are prone to earwigs and snails to keep them away from the plants I want to protect. Below are a couple of links that have great information about flowers that have natural pest control qualities. And many are also edible.

Be aware some of these, such as Borage and Calendula, are prolific seeders and will volunteer year after year. They are a friendly ‘weed’ that I welcome and they add great color to the garden.

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