My Favourite Flowers....Most You Can Eat!
Like people, flowers come in all shades, shapes and sizes!
Each with their own special something that makes them so special! Some of my all-time favourite flowers are hydrangea, hibiscus, lily, peony and rose.
In addition to looking beautiful and smelling so nice, some flowers like rose and hibiscus are also edible! Edible flowers are a great addition to salads, smoothies and even taste great stewed in tea...
I grow a lot of edible flowers in my home and garden. Most varieties that I grow are very hardy. They require a little love but very little maintenance to blossom and grow!
If you don't have a garden but would like to grow some edible flowers for yourself, you could always use pots. In fact, I grow lavender and nasturtium in pots, as they are vigorous growers and like to spread far and wide all across my garden!!
If you are thinking about growing edible flowers for yourself, here are some types you could start with!
1. Nasturtium- grows well in pots. Edible leaves and flowers! Flowers have a peppery taste and are best used fresh in salads.
2. Rose- one of my all time favourites. Can be used fresh or dried in tea and sweets like Turkish delight. I also make rose oil using the fresh petals (see my blog for a recipe).
3. Lavender- also grows well in pots. Loved by bees. Flowers are great dried or fresh in tea. Can be used to flavour sweets and cakes.
4. Dianthus are like mini carnation flowers! They come in many colours (lots of pinks).They have a very mild taste and look so pretty in smoothie bowls and salads.
5. Viola- violas are incredibly beautiful and delicate. They also come in lots of colours and make any fruit salad look extra special!
What is your favourite flower?
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