Are you looking for an easy plant? You need to look no further than cleome. It is a wonderful old-fashioned plant that sort of acts like zinnias. If you’ve grown zinnias before you know what I mean. One year, I bought a package of cleome seeds and sprinkled them on my bed, and have been rewarded every year with massive fields of these flowers. I do have to pretty much pull them up like weeds, but it doesn’t feel heartless since there are so many. The bees and the hummingbirds love them!
P.S. Yesterday, Joanne asked me what two cookbooks I wishlisted, while exclaiming that I wasn't even using cookbooks anymore. The answer is: Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable and Seasonal Kitchen and Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours and for those of you wondering...they are no longer on my wishlist, they are on their way to me. I can't help it. Truly I can't.