My adventures in a Zone 9 Southern California garden.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Great edible flower article
I am often at the Vegetable Gardener website for information, and today they had a great article on edible flowers! One of them, Monarda (Monarda didyma) was spiky and beautiful, and it is also known as bergamot! Now if you know me, you know how much I love tea, particularly Earl Grey tea. Bergamot is the unique flavor of Earl Grey, and now I'm going to have to plant some. My herb garden is getting pretty packed, particularly with things that seem to grow into giants, so I'm not quite sure where to plant it, but plant it I will. I'm also growing chamomile this year, in the hopes of creating some sort of chamomile/rosemary/mint tea. Interestingly, Vegetable Gardener also had an article on growing tea recently, so I may even try to have my own little personal tea crop this year. Oh, the things we can plant!
I am a mom and gardener in Southern California who loves to plant new things to grow and eat. My family loves to play and eat off the vine in the garden so we are totally organic. We really enjoy the beauty given to us from God!