Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spring Sweets: How to Candy Flowers

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!

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