New Orleans is one of the top wedding destinations for couples. At TPG, we are lucky enough to be a part of many wonderful couples’ dream day. Whether you are planning a wedding or just browsing to see some major floral inspiration, we have compiled a quick list of some of the top floral trendsContinue reading »
Maybe you sit around and dream about tomatoes all day. Maybe you don’t and maybe you sacrilegiously buy them from Walmart in December AND store them in your refrigerator (!). Doesn’t matter because it is summer now and that means it is tomato season. Here in the south that is just code for the timeContinue reading »
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th this year. While some may dismiss the day as a “Hallmark” holiday, we believe that mothers come in all shapes, forms and sizes and should be celebrated. We have gathered up some great mother’s day gift ideas today in our Mother’s Day gift guide. They are at different priceContinue reading »
At TPG, we are spoiled rotten with pollinators. Our garden center is basically an “all-you-can-eat-buffet” for them and we are graced with their presence almost every day. This post was inspired by our recent Earth Day presentation at Dillard University on pollinators and their role in our environment. It is very important to take careContinue reading »
Spring has sprung! Not only is it the best time to plant flowers and shrubs and trees, but also herbs. In fact, now is the time to plant and use herbs before some of our favorite herbs expire with the hot weather. Advantages of growing your own herbs? Besides tasty, fresh food, growing your ownContinue reading »
It might be no secret that we love pots. We have the largest selection in the city and have new pots coming in all the time. From a $2 terracotta pot to our $1500 15th century olive jars, we have a wide selection in different materials and sizes and shapes. So we thought we wouldContinue reading »
Native plants are plants that have existed for many years and that occur naturally in our local landscape. Native plants can be trees, flowers, grasses, shrubs, and small bedding plants. The positive advantages to native plants are that they are already acclimated to our climate and require minimal maintenance. They do not usually require fertilizerContinue reading »
Photo: Marie-Dominique Verdier Photography So this is a little late, Mardi Gras has already passed. The beads are hanging from the trees on St. Charles like ghosts of a party past and it is almost as if it never even happened at this point. But better late than never, we wanted to share a funContinue reading »
Use Edible Flowers This Spring!
Using flowers is an amazing, natural way to decorate and use up the last of those winter annuals! Here we give you some of our favorite ideas on how to use edible flowers. Read below to see a list of some great edible flowers.
Here is a list of some great edible flowers to use in salads, to decorate cakes, garnish cocktails, or use on your table:
For cooking and baking, we like to use calendula and lavender as they have flavors to add to your cooking. For salads, we love nasturtiums, pansies and borage as they have a grassier, mintier flavor that lends well to salads.
Use them for decorating! We hope you find some wonderful ways to use those flowers growing in your backyard and around your markets.
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