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Purple Hibiscus is a perennial tree or shrub filled with flower petals that are large, bright and delicate. When the petals are dried, they can be used to make hot or iced teas. The petals contains antioxidant-like substances called anthocyanins and is known for it’s medicinal properties. In the summer and autumn. Hibiscus attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. They are one of my favorite flowers in our garden.
Dandelions are delightful, edible flowers! Their cheerful, yellow blossoms add a festive touch to any yard, bees love the pollen, plus the flowers and leaves are full of healthy vitamins and minerals. Enjoy a cup of Dandy Dandelion Tea to get started on your Dandelion culinary adventures!
Edible Flowers Challenge.
My dog and I love to sit in our bay window where a honeysuckle vine brushes up against the screen. When we're lucky, a hummingbird comes and drinks from the flowers and, as a thank you, makes cute little "meep meep" noises. So, we got to thinking about the nectar and it seems that you can actually make iced tea from the flowers! Just be careful - the internet is full of cautions about using ONLY the flowers and verifying that no pesticides were used. Also, when possible, confirm that the variety is safe for consumption.
Soothing lavender tea is a really pretty drink and has a very calming flavour. This is coffee free drink, that can be enjoyed at any time, and lavender is even said to relieve sleeping disorders. The illustration features some beautiful, hand painted lavender sprigs.
Edible Flower Challenge.
Roses are one of my husband's favorite flowers. I love their scent and believe that the petals taste equally delicious. It must be said, though, that my personality often gravitates more to the thorny aspect of roses!