This year I planted some mauve gladiolas in the garden for late summer bouquets.
They are easy to grow and a bag of 35 was on sale for $2.
So I planted them in the vegetable garden.They are food for my soul! "If I had but two loaves of bread, I would sell one and buy hyacinths, for they would feed my soul." - Prophet Muhammad
I am sure gladiolas are almost as good- although they do lack the fragrance of hyacinths.