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Friday, May 7, 2010

Top 6 Picks for Adding GARDEN POP!

Zinnia "Persian Carpet"

Scarlet Runner Bean

Basil 'Fino Verde'

Last week we gave you our gardener Arlene's picks for the top summer garden edible producers in our entry entitled, "Top 8 MOST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK Picks for Your Garden." This week we brought you the "Top 7 TASTIEST EDIBLES for Your Garden," and today we bring you Arlene's picks for those plants sure to add that certain "Je ne sais quoi!" (a.k.a. "Pop" or "Flare") to your garden design!

Of the plants we grew during our last summer season these are the one's Arlene felt added the most "Pop!" (Drumroll please!) Again...in no particular order, here they are:

UC Davis Good Life Garden "TOP 6 PICKS FOR ADDING GARDEN POP" :
  • Bush Bean 'Royal Burgundy'
  • Scarlet Runner Bean
  • Chile Pepper 'Peruvian Purple'
  • Basil 'Fino Verde'
  • Zinnia 'Persian Carpet'
  • Sunflower 'Double Teddy Bear' types
We receive most of these varieties from Seeds of Change and either plant them from seed directly into our garden or have the seeds grown into starts at a nearby nursery. If you have your own "TOP PICKS FOR ADDING GARDEN POP", or have other suggestions on where to secure these varieties, please let us know by commenting on this post!

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