Sunday, October 4, 2020

Globe Amaranth

 The summer perennials are almost bloomed out and the annuals are tired, opening fewer and fewer flowers each day. This is when the globe amaranth really shines in a garden. Let's be honest, those bright globes are like a lady in a loud dress at the party where everyone else wears boring black. A native of Central America, the plants can be cooked and eaten or made into a tea that has medicinal properties. Gardeners will be harvesting some of the blooms to dry, then add to wreaths or bouquets. That bright color will cheer us through the coming winter.