At first thought, planting a monochromatic garden sounds boring. But really, it can be one of the most bold and striking garden designs that you can make. A large dose of one color really catches the eye, and if you use light colored plants such as white or yellow plants, can really stand out atContinue reading »
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 in New Orleans. Here in south Louisiana that is just codeContinue 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 available at our New Orleans boutique in our Mother’s Day gift guide.Continue 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. Today we are going to guide you on how to garden for pollinators in the New Orleans area. This post was inspired by our recent Earth Day presentationContinue reading »
Spring has sprung in New Orleans! 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 in spring recipes before some of our favorite herbs expire with the hot weather. Advantages of growing your own herbs? BesidesContinue reading »
It might be no secret that we love pots. TPG has the largest selection in the city and we 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 weContinue 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. Today we are going to talk about the types of native plants in New Orleans and the advantages of using Louisiana native plants. The positiveContinue 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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