Flowers are more than just a thing of beauty that make us smile, they are garden companions, beneficial insect habitats, and even something to eat. Everyone loves seeing flowers, and usually we only plant them as ornamentals to make our homes beautiful, but flowers belong in the garden too. I love seeing bright color mixed in with the vegetables, and I know that all that color is doing more than just looking beautiful. Many flowers attract the good bugs and drive away the bad ones. They are beautiful guardians of our vegetables. And there are even others that are edible. Some flowers taste good, and others have edible leaves. So if you haven’t already, consider planting flowers with your vegetables. You won’t be sorry.