Intermingling vegetables, or vegetables with flowers and herbs, is not only visually appealing, but good for your garden: you encourage beneficial insects.
Swatches of marigolds (Golden Gate), dianthuses (Telstar Picotee) and verbenas (Novalis) can add color to any home vegetable garden.
PHOTO: DAVID CAVAGNARO
Calendulas mingle well with young cauliflowers.
A triangle of lettuce, beets, purple mustard, nicotiania and more.
Pansies betwixt bunching onions (at left); well-watered celery and leeks.