I went out in my garden today and saw these flowers growing.

While they are pretty, I was NOT happy to see them.

Why?

Maybe this next photo will give you a clue…


Can you tell why I’m not happy about these flowers yet?

Maybe this photo will tell you why…


It is my broccoli that is flowering.

The goal of growing broccoli in my vegetable garden is to eat it before it flowers.

Thankfully, there is plenty of broccoli that isn’t flowering yet.

I don’t claim to have the ‘perfect’ garden and I sometimes don’t get out there much as I’d like, but it really doesn’t bother me that some of my broccoli is flowering.

You know why?

Because I still have a refrigerator filled with fresh broccoli (that hasn’t flowered yet), some still in the garden and a little vase filled with pretty, little, yellow flowers 🙂
Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."

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  1. Andrea
    Andrea says:

    Hi Noelle, i love broccoli so much but so expensive here. I wish i can get some from your garden, haha! Those flowers esp that in the vase is very beautiful. We cannot get bolting broccoli even in our highlands because temperatures there are still not enough, so we always import seeds for vegetable planting.

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  2. Indie
    Indie says:

    Ha, very pretty! I've never seen broccoli blooms before, as we have yet to get broccoli to grow into a decent plant whatsoever (though it would help if the broccoli wasn't in the kids' garden!)

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