It is always very reassuring when the first tomato flowers appear. A bad frost when the plants are small can leave you with flowerless plants and no tomatoes. The flowers are attractive to bees and are followed by the first fruits.
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Beans produce a range of bright coloured flowers before the beans set. Some people actually grow beans as ornamentals because of the flowers. They do provide some early seasonal colour and a food source for bees. The quantity of flowers give a good indication of the crop to come.
Brussels is famous for its bluebell woods on the edge of the city. The garden here has its own annual display each spring. The plants provide early food for bees and once the flowers have passed the stalks and leaves are composted.