Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Photo: Yellow Squash As An Ornamental Plant


yellow-squash-plantCall me crazy, but some of the things we plant in our vegetable gardens are just too beautiful to be ignored, so sometimes I plant them in planters as a specimen ornamental. Of course that doesn’t mean I won’t also eat the veggies they produce. One of my favorite food plants to enjoy for beauty is squash. It’s hard to overlook the lovely green leaves and awesome deep yellow blooms.




I also like potted tomatoes. 




Charlie, my garden helper. And no, we didn’t do that to his ears. They were done sometime in his past before we adopted him five years ago. Isn’t he a handsome fella? 🙂



No veggies here. Although ornamental coleus does descend from coleus herb. I can’t think of any plant easier to grow, tolerates both shade and sun, and offers so much beauty in so many varieties. If you pinch the top little leaves from your coleus, they’ll bush up instead of being so leggy. And try the Kong Coleus. They are huge and the leaves are just like velvet. I don’t have any this year, but next year…. 🙂



Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

3 thoughts on “Photo: Yellow Squash As An Ornamental Plant

  1. Hi elizabeth, what a good blog here…

    btw we wanna introduce a new exotically planting system…
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  2. Thank you for visiting my blog. You gave me an idea of putting some pictures up of the old cottage where I live


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