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  1. Edible Flowers, Borage | Higgledy Garden
    April 30, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    […] Garden Site will know, we have taken it upon ourselves to dedicate one of our gardens entirely to edible flowers. We have done this purely to make ourselves look like hunter gatherer types in the eyes of ladies […]

  2. JW Blooms
    March 5, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

    Anchusa – fabulous bright blue – and heartsease violas, I think. (Please don’t eat any of these on my word alone.) x

    • Ben
      March 5, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

      …it could be a trap to kill off the competition…hummmm…we’ll get Bergerac on to you…

      • JW Blooms
        March 7, 2011 @ 11:19 am

        Damn – foiled!

  3. Sharon Lea Ferguson
    March 4, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    I like the tubular flowers of pineapple and peach sage in iced tea, as well as flowers from bee balm and anise hyssop. I agree about the violets – you want the sweet wood violets not the African. Nasturtiums are also a fun little gem to use – I have a book by Susan Belsinger called “Flowers in the Kitchen” that offers a recipe of placing a dollop of guacamole in a nasturtium flower. Then there’s lavender to use in a variety of recipes, including herbs de Provence, which I found is really good for vegetables like green beans. Check out that book – it might give you some ideas!

    Best regards,
    Sharon

    • Ben
      March 4, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

      Thanks Sharon…I shall finagle a copy of said book. Kind of you to post. :)

  4. Katherine@florist in the forest
    March 3, 2011 @ 8:48 am

    Ooohh don’t get me started, I love edible flowers for finishing off cakes and will be growing some myself this year to prettify baked goods!
    Definitely roses, choose wisely on the violet front (some I think are poisonous?!?) scented geraniums look very pretty, alpine pinks, chamomile flowers, am I starting to go on a bit …..
    Good luck I look forward to hearing how it goes.

    • Ben
      March 4, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

      of course chamomile!!! Brilliant thx!

  5. Jan
    March 3, 2011 @ 12:00 am

    Crystallised violets and rose petals spring to mind so guess they are both edible. Hemerocallis( day lilies) are all edible too.

    • Ben
      March 4, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

      I was wondering about day lilies…I know some lilies are poisonous… Thx