Spring Sweets: How to Candy Flowers
Another great article from The Herb Companion! I love using edible flowers and herbs in salads and as a great garnish. Violets and rose petals are my favorites. The main problem is making sure they were grown without pesticides.
I have been visiting a lot of garden centers in our area lately and we have some great ones. There is Hilltop Farm and Cedar Lane within 25 miles, and if you want a little drive, I love Vintage Hill north of Boonville, MO. There is also Springwater Greenhouse in Marshall, MO.
The last time I was at Hilltop, I photographed several flowers and played with the images in Photoshop. I love to do that, and often use them later in my digital collages and other artwork. Here are a few I did this week...
The last photo, yellow zinnias, has the Orton Effect, for all of you Photoshop fans.
Well, I am off to plant the last bunch of herbs and flowers that I bought. Happy Gardening!