Brenda’s spring bouquet garden is a treat for both the eyes and taste buds. Dress up salads of Romaine, iceberg and Red Sails lettuces with the delicate blooms of edible flowers like nasturtiums and pansies. Add popular flowers like Gerber daisies and alliums for interest and style. They are great displayed in vases on the dinner table, even if you can’t eat them! Mixing ornamentals and edibles in this early spring garden yields pretty color and pretty salad plates.
The Finished Plan below shows the planted bed—the plants are pictured small to make the illustration simpler, but your bed will be spilling over as the plants grow! The second illustration shows two Color Coded Planting Areas. Look at the drop-down tabs to find planting instructions for each area.
Color Coded Planting Areas
Area 1 – Gerber Daisy, any color (4)
Area 2 – Pansy (6 - 12)
Area 3 – Allium bulbs (6)
Area 4 - Lettuce, 3 varieties »
- Red Sails (4)
- Iceberg (4)
- Romaine (4)
Area 5 – Nasturtiums, any color (8)