Up close, borage flowers have an other-worldly quality.
Why? Because this morning I was struck by the way the dew collects on the flowers and fuzzy stems and leaves. Both the leaves and flowers are edible (the leaves really do have a flavor similar to cucumber) but mostly I enjoy the plant for its sky-blue flowers. This is another one of those self-sowers where the major effort is editing -- pulling out those seedlings you don't want. There is a white form of borage, but I like the blue better.
Borage stands tall above a bed of California poppies, another annual that requires a lot of editing.