“I admire what I can never attain - and so we grow; there's no other way.”
- Maurice Hewlitt, Letters to Sanchia
It occurs to me that I don't have to limit my harvest ordinary vegetables like zucchini and tomatoes. I can grow things I admire, even if I never claim to eat them.
Summer in my climate zone permits me to grow all manner of imaginary edibles. So, just because my “White Velvet” okra never sprouted, doesn't mean I can't grow other stuff that I imagine would taste considerably less delicious than it looks. Here are some almost ripe flowers of Potatofolia 'Chipulata' growing amid a small Sausagonaceae 'Boyardeeus' bush.