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Flowering plants The most important reason to grow flowers in your vegetable garden is to attract native beesand other beneficial insects. Without bees stopping by your garden to snack on nectar and swap pollen around, you’re going to have a pretty disappointing crop. Flowers such as bougainvillea, jasmine, gardenia, clematis, Rangoon creeper, hibiscus, rose, oleander, allamandas and plumerias can be grown in planters. You can also have a special butterfly garden that has plants like clitoria, parijaat, adeniums, lantanas, vincas and honeysuckle, which are great for attracting various species of butterflies.Read more about butterfly gardens here
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Try farm to table. Grow some of your own fruits, veggies and herbs and bring down both your carbon footprint and your weekly grocery bill. A few to plant this spring for a quick reward: lettuces, chives, snap peas, carrots and radishes. If you don’t have much room, try a pot of culinary herbs on your back step or a sunny windowsill, or experiment with a new ingredient like lemongrass.