Here is our second look at some amazing Magickal edible flowers.
As I mentioned in Part 1 of this Magickal Edible Flower series, we are in the process of moving and we have to rebuild our garden beds. I am sad to say that the weather here in PA has not been completely cooperative. As of now we are experiencing some seriously cold temperatures. This leaves me with some lag in my planting plans. If you live in an unpredictable climate you too are likely to experience these kinds of issues.
On the bright side this allows more time to prep, browse, and consider the many options out there in gardening and culinary worlds. In my previous Edible Flowers post touched on some ideas and options of how you might design your garden. This time we will look at more detailed inspirations for creating a pleasant atmosphere for your lovely garden.
First, we’ll look at more edible flowers you might want to plant in your garden this year.
Import notes about edible flowers
Only consume flowers you know are safe to eat and chemical free. Don’t be afraid to ask questions when purchasing plants to grow and eat.
Accurately and positively identify the flower(s) you plan to consume.
Use flowers sparingly in recipes. Many flowers have a very strong flavor that can overpower dishes.
Do not consume flowers growing near road sides. Flowers too close to roads are subject to run off containing a variety of harmful contaminates.
Be sure you understand and use caution with some flowers, as they may have health concerns when used in large quantities and by those with specific physiological conditions.
5 more edible flowers to get you started…
Magickal Attributes: bring cheerfulness to the heart, Open and Onest communication, & Protection
Flavor: Sweet root beer and licorice
Use: Goes well with beef and shrimp. Use to flavor tea and drinks, also can be sautéed in butter and mixed in with grilled mushrooms and marinades.
Also known as: Common Daisy or Lawn Daisy
Magickal Attributes: Friendship, Courtship, Lust & Love
Flavor: slightly bitter
Use: Add sparingly to salads, steam with vegetables, and add to soups.
Also known as: Samar, Sweet Fennel, Sheesh
Magickal Attributes: Business, Communication, Creativity, Moneymaking, Fertility, Protection, Healing & Purification
Flavor: Anise or licorice flavor
Use: Use with fish/seafood dishes, poultry, spring vegetables, and omelets. Also, use to garnish soups and salads. Chop and add to dishes with beets, tomato, and/or artichokes.
Also known as: Japanese Honeysuckle
Magickal Attributes: Inspiration, Money/Moneymaking, Psychic Powers & Protection
Use: add to fruit dishes and desserts. Steep for making hot or iced tea.
Caution: Only use the Japanese species. This is the only species documented to be edible.
Also known as: Common Lilac
Magickal Attributes: Exorcism, Protection & Flirtation
Flavor: Semi sweet
Use: Mix into soft cheeses and frozen yogurt, or use to garish sweet dishes like cakes, pies, and tarts.
Now that you have more flowers to explore, we can take a look at a couple of garden design ideas.
Okay as much as I, would like my yard to look like Quarry Park… I have to face the fact that it’s not going to happen.
I do all my landscaping and gardening, and I blog for a living. This combination just doesn’t generate enough money to create something over the top fantastic. I have to be realistic about my landscaping choices. I have to budget and no I can’t hire a gardener or landscape architect to help me! Boooooo!
I am sure you are in the same boat so here are some ideas to help you create a very nice garden on a budget… These ideas are great when your time and resources are low and/or limited. All they take is a little creativity, time, and elbow grease.
Create a raised bed or Square Foot Garden. You can do this for about $20 each bed. You just need to know how to place a few screws and make a square or rectangle. This is also a great option for small yards.
Hanging planters or hanging basket gardens are a great idea for those who have very limited space. Here are a couple of good examples you might consider.
Finally there is good old container gardening. Whether you have only a porch or balcony this options serves these spaces well.
I enjoyed sharing this series with you. I hope you found this information to be helpful, inspiring, and informative!
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