These easy to grow heirloom flowers with their unique deep blue-green foliage and vermilion-red blossoms have graced gardens for hundreds of years. Their glowing color attracts hummingbirds who love to visit the long-spurred blossoms. As a wonderful bonus, both the bright flowers and leaves are deliciously edible with a spicy watercress-like taste. Empress is my favorite for garnishing green or seafood salads, chopped and mixed with cream cheese or added to rice dishes.
Nasturtium – Empress of India – Renee’s Seeds
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Sweetly scented old-fashioned Nicotiana grows into 3 to 4 foot, broad leafed plants with graceful sprays of white tubular blossoms. Their sultry jasmine perfume drifts through the air in the late afternoon and evening. These exotic tropical looking South American natives can handle both heat and humidity as well as cooler conditions. You’ll find their nostalgic grace and wafting fragrance a joy to be near in the moonlight.
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his hard to find heirloom runner bean is a true antique, dating back to the early 19th century. The vines readily climb 8 to 10 feet up any vertical support, creating a flowering screen. Painted Lady’s edible blossoms are uniquely bicolored with coral and creamy pink petals, especially pretty against the deep green foliage. Let some bean pods mature and enjoy their mocha and chocolate colored bean seeds displayed handsomely in glass jars to cook with all year round.
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These carefree, early blooming flowers shine happily on sturdy branching plants. Flashback offers semi-double 2 to 3 inch blossoms in satiny shades of orange, apricot, rosy-peach and cream, many with petals backed with deep red or maroon. They add sparkle to country-style bouquets and always attract visiting butterflies. Calendula petals have been used for centuries in soothing lotions and salves. Their edible petals make colorful salad garnishes.
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