The Kale Vegetable: Edible and Ornamental

Why keep your flower garden and the vegetable plot separated? The kale vegetable is colorfully decorative and good to eat.

kale vegetable - a garden bed mixing kale and bright flowers
Flowering vegetable kale sharing a garden plot with pink geraniums, red verbena, heliotrope, and lavender.
Photo by Kate Rogers Gessert
kale vegetable - little boy standing next to tall kale plant
The author's son Joseph stands beside an especially tall winter-growing kale
Kate Rogers Gessert
kale vegetable - white kale leaves
A fine example of "White Christmas" flower kale, which brightens any landscape.
Kate Rogers Gessert
kale vegetable - kale and impatiens flowers together
A combination of flower kale and impatiens makes for an attractive display
Kate Rogers Gessert

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