This year, I spread various wildflower seeds along the outer edge of my largest raised bed. If you have never spread wildflower seeds in your garden, I highly recommend it. It is pretty exciting to walk out to the garden each morning to see what new types and colors of flowers have appeared. Some are tiny, some are tall, each adding another texture and color to the surrounding herbs and vegetables.
There is something magical about sprinkling unknown seeds into the garden beds, and a few weeks later, a beautiful flower appears. It reminds me of a butterfly breaking out of its cocoon. The frailty, the surprise, and the mixture of color are released for us all to enjoy. It is a different feeling of excitement than the vegetables beginning to grow. Both are enjoyable and give me a sense of satisfaction in growing and tending a garden.