Differing Canons of Beauty
While in the United States gardeners are often persecuted for or prohibited from growing vegetables in the front yard, here in France, municipal gardeners showcase them resplendent in their beauty. Here are some photos I took this morning in a nearby town.
Red ribbed chard, curly green kale and red leaved kale.
A round about with chard, either artichoke or cardoon, fennel and variegated collards.
A variegated collard.
Red ribbed chard, curly green and red kales.
Not a leaf is missing. I don’t know if the citizens are highly respectful of collective property or they are not hungry or they don’t realize these are edible.
If you make a green smoothie with red-leaved kale, can you still consider it a green smoothie?
Now if I could just happen to be on hand the day they redo the beds…..