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When I first started gardening, I thought, “Why do people plant flowers? You can’t eat them.” My thinking and practice has evolved a lot since then. First, of course you can eat flowers. But more importantly, they support pollinators and other beneficial insects, which you want lots of if you’re growing food. Scabiosa was the first flower I grew and it rewarded me by feeding bees and providing a home for lady bugs. Now that I keep bees, I’m all about flowers that they love—cosmos, lavender, zinnias, and sun flowers among many others. .
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