Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 30, 2014: Vegetables in Formal Garden, Musee Carnavalet

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In the courtyard of the Musee Carnavelet, the City of Paris history museum, boxwood trimmed to fleur-de-lys patterns and other ornamentals share space with ripening tomatoes, lovely cabbage, and a dozen other vegetables including haricots vert, salsify, black radishes, sweet potatoes, onions, chard and beets. What a surprise!

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We've spotted some more vegetables among the ornamentals, this time at the Bassin de la Villette in northeast Paris. In the first picture, a gorgeous Swiss chard; in the second a delicate young artichoke has formed...

 

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