Greengirls Helen Yarmoska, Nicole Hvidsten, Martha Buns, Connie Nelson, Kim Palmer and Mary Jane Smetanka are dishin' the dirt from the back-yard garden and beyond. Whether you're a greenthumb or greenhorn, they're eager to learn from your mishaps, mistakes - and most importantly, your sweet successes - all growing season long.
I couldn't resist the ornamental peppers, so cute and shiny they almost look fake. To complete the food theme, I added redbor kale and variegated sage, with a purple aster thrown in for fall color.
Since I'll be able to harvest the kale and sage when it's time to bring the pots in for the winter, I don't feel quite so guilty about buying annuals this late in the season. (More kale chips, yum!) The ornamental peppers are just that -- ornamental. But with the fiery peppers as deterrents, maybe the squirrels will finally leave the pots alone for a change, unless I have rogue squirrels with a taste for salsa.
Anyone grown any edible ornamental peppers? I think I might be scared to try these even if they weren't labeled as not edible.
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