Edible Flowers

  • Design

    Red Roselle Is a Unique Hibiscus for the Edible or Ornamental Garden

    Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa, Zones 9–11) continues to get attention from those wishing to introduce a unique edible to their garden. Gardeners everywhere are adding this wonderfully versatile plant to their…

  • Article

    Backyard Foraging for Edible Ornamentals

    Gardens are all about engaging the senses: colors and shapes to catch the eye, rustling leaves and birdsong to please the ear, all kinds of plant textures to touch, and…

  • How-To

    Unique Options for Edible Flowers

    There are so many ways to incorporate what you grow in the garden into your daily life. Herbs and blossoms may be prettiest as cuttings, but they also work as…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    50 Flowers That Are Safe to Eat

    Upon request after a recent webinar on flowers in the kitchen, I am posting a list of some flowers that are safe to eat. You are responsible for proper identification.

  • Article

    Incredible Edibles: Flowers in the Kitchen

    I recently did a webinar for the Herb Society of America by the same title. Right now we are in the height of the summer season and our gardens are…

  • salad plate with edible plants and a fork

    Flowers That You Can Eat

    For years we’ve seen flowers used as garnishes. Peppery nasturtium flowers (Tropaeolum spp. and cvs., annual) add a nice bite to salads, and violets (Viola spp. and cvs., USDA Hardiness…

  • Celeriac

    Buried Treasure: Lesser-Known Root Vegetables

    It’s easy to appreciate the fruits of our labor when they’re displayed so enticingly above­ground: chains of sun-warmed cherry tomatoes; clusters of tender snap beans in gold, green, or purple;…

  • Beautiful edibles intermingle with useful ornamentals and a yellow ladder trellis

    How to Spruce Up Your Veggie Garden

    Edible gardens are, too often, purely utilitarian spaces relegated to the outer reaches of an overall garden design. But they can be so much more with just a few design…

  • Article

    Edible Flowers for Mothers’ Day

    Tomorrow we celebrate our mothers. Besides expressing our gratitude and giving them flowers, why not feed them some of the delightful, colorful and tasty blossoms that are in bloom in…

  • Article

    Pretty Enough to Eat

    Once upon a time, not so very long ago, I lived in a studio apartment. It was slightly larger than a shoe box, but it did have one redeeming trait:…