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’s no secret that we love pots here at TPG! TPG has the largest selection in the city, and we have new pots arriving all the time. From $2 terracotta pots to our $1500 15th century olive jars, we have a wide variety 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. 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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