Hhave you ever grown edible flowers? I think a vegetable patch or a windowsill garden is so lovely. A few weeks ago I was at a local garden store and saw these adorable little violas. I planted a bunch of it in pots but got a few leftovers and decided to put a few in my colorful coffee cups!
I’ve been making mini gardens like these for years, isn’t that so fun? But I’ve never put edible flowers in my cups before, so this was a first. What a nice gift for Mother’s Day, a housewarming party or just for your kitchen! I was inspired by this botanical cookbook to use more edible flowers in our baking and cooking. They look so pretty in a salad, on yogurt or on cakes.
My husband made a delicious blueberry dessert the other day and used two of our flowers as a darling garnish! So sweet! I took a photo for you :).
Having the flowers in the kitchen makes them so convenient to add to a recipe! They will do just fine in the cups (no drainage needed) for weeks. At some point you will probably want to transfer them to a larger pot or just plant them in a garden as they will end up outgrowing the cups. The key with the cups is not to overwater. When the soil is almost dry, add a little water. Usually I do this everyday because mine are in a sunny spot in my kitchen.
I also had more forget-me-nots this spring, this is another sweet edible flower! Are they not the most guilty? I was so tickled to see them appear in our backyard last year. I will be planting my new ones in Lily’s Garden this week (see this and some of our other gardens here).
In another article, I’ll show you some ways to use edible flowers to make delicious and pretty treats!
More gardening inspiration on the inspired piece:
DIY Herb Garden Coffee Mug
3 ways to create a happy garden
Five 5-minute gardens (including teacup gardens!)
DIY terrarium diffuser
Spring in our outdoor oasis (refreshment from a side patio)
My potting area and Lily’s Garden
My Backyard Tour and Secret Garden (previous house)
DIY Pallet Garden