As you know, I'm not much of a one for growing flowers and pretty things in my garden - I prefer to eat the fruits of my labour. Since fruits and vegetable plants need to flower in order to reproduce, I'm not depriving myself of beauty, my flowers are simply of a less flamboyant nature than all those flower seed packets that fill the shelves in springtime.
So, I found this article on ooffoo interesting, and include the link so that you can take a look for yourself. I'll just give the opening quote to whet your appetite:
"If you with flowers stick the pregnant earth
Mark well the moon propitious to their birth
For earth the silent midnight queen obeys
And waits her course, who clad in silver rays
The eternal round of time and seasons' guides"
From The English Gardener, Seventeenth Century. Here's the link to the article:
Lunar Gardening by Gem – ooffoo.com