- Nov 25, 2013
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We have a big, bird-donated fig tree here and yes, the flower is inside! Beautiful peach blossom. I hope you get some fruit, too! My nectarine isn't going to bear for the third year in a row. When it has, the fruit was wonderful, so I'm hoping for maybe next year?M maggiedemi Without Flowers we would not have fruits, grains or veggies. Loving veggies means loving the flowers. Did you see my peach flowers? The tree now has a peach we’re the flowers were. I am waiting and hoping they ripen and I get one before the birds get them all. Lol Have you ever bitten into a fig? The flower is inside? Very cool. Figs are fascinating things and can be the key to restoring and deforested areas like the jungle.
A peach in the making!
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Faceplant! Good one!
I love your selfie. Cute clothes! I like to shop Old Navy too.
C catapault And flowers taste great! Very nutritious too.
tarasgirl06 The black kitties said to send you purrs and thanks! (That second emoji looks just like Dolly!)
Both those Callas are lovely. Maybe they carry a bit of magic too?
I am sure your days are never wasted. Tarifa is beautiful and a testimony to your efforts. It looks to me like she is making a second breakfast herself. Is that paw making biscuits? Encouragement for you to offer second helpings.
@Furballsmom I totally agree! Breyers natural vanilla is rich and yummy!! I rarely buy ice cream but that is my favorite. Second choice.... Brown Mules. ( Vanilla ice cream with a thin shell coating of chocolate) In the hot weather, my grandmother always had one for me after my walk home from school. I still think of her every time I see one. Grandmothers are so great!
rubysmama I hope you do get to see that flower. Those tick tips really do help. If any bug ever bugged me, that would be highest on my list with fleas!
Mamanyt1953 You are a true vanilla lover! Lol I think the flowers are pretty and the vines can be amazing when laden with seed pods. I found the plant of the variegated vanilla was really beautiful. There is even a leafless form of the vine. I found some during my trips.
tabbytom It was a beautiful googled photo! Certainly beats having to climb high enough to get that!
I don't know about that. Here in WNY, we have Perry's, and they make an excellent ice cream. They are more of a regional brand, however, so most of the country- except for WNY expatriates, that is- aren't aware of it.Bryers natural vanilla ice cream is the BEST !
I drink a borage tea that's very relaxing! And the blossoms of squash are very, very good in a soup! St. John's Wort is also a relaxant. I've heard of elderberry wine. Chives and dill are excellent spices.
I've had Perry's ice cream billions of times! I like the apple pie flavor they had at the NY State Fair, it had pieces of pie crust in it.Here in WNY, we have Perry's, and they make an excellent ice cream. They are more of a regional brand, however, so most of the country- except for WNY expatriates, that is- aren't aware of it.
Interesting. I didn't know Oregano, Chives, and Dill were flowers.And there are lots and lots of very tasty edible blossoms.
Wonderful to see my Calley joining the other kitties.Calley was so content she stayed for, after dinner conversation.
Oh my word, you guys just brought back memories of rose petal jam and violet candy! I was raised in Africa, and we had rose petal jam, truly made from rose petals, that we'd spread on our toast. Very fragrant. And violet candies, I forget how I used to love those! Some of these edibles were indeed fragrant, made from flowers, almost perfumed but very mild and delicious. I imagine most American tastebuds would be averse to them, but I sure love it. Thanks for the memories!M maggiedemi You kind of have to use your imagination but I promise that inside a fig is the flower. I remember as a child see Mom bite one in half and being amazed. When I asked if that was a flower she was eating, she laughed. It was.
Flowers and plants are fascinating and fun.
C catapault Is absolutely right. Isn’t it neat to know we eat flowers?
That kentuckiensis is a lovely specimen. It had a lot of flowers. Whoever did the growing, did an excellent job.
rubysmama Hmmm. That is an extra special photo! You have a magical Ruby Slipper. I do believe, “ There’s no place like home!” If you tap Ruby on the heal three times, do you find yourself at home?
Tell Ruby, thank you for posing for the purrfect picture!
I did know the family the ticks belong to but wasn’t going to point it out. I prefer their relatives.
tarasgirl06 Your garden sounds lush! So many beautiful kinds of flowers. The Blue Larkspur are in the right place. I would find your garden a very relaxing spot. Maybe the weather will favor nectarine production next year.
N NY cat man Well, it Perry’s is better, I wish you could mail me some! I imagine there are local ice creams that are better. I know that making ice cream at home , it’s always delicious but it’s been years since I did that.
Mamanyt1953 I find the little purple violets are sweet. Never eat what you don’t know about though. My step sister called me because two friends had eaten some wild onions. They were in the emergency room because.... they weren’t wild onions. How do you mistake that taste? IDK but they were very sick.
Also, growing yourself ensures that no pesticides or chemicals are used. We have eaten daylily fritters. Interesting. I grew up harvesting many wild plants but I was with people who had done it for generations. No mistakes.There are some on that chart that I did not know about. Like oxalis and hens and chicks. I have eaten nasturtiums and elderberries. They were often gathered for wine making in the area. Medicinal purposes, of course. I knew that the mallow family gave us marshmallows! Lol I also saw the movie, “ Please Don’t Eat the Daisies!” But that’s a different topic. I have not eaten a daisy.
tarasgirl06 St, Johns wort can have different strengths depending of growth conditions. Many buy things like that but finding a regulated source is really best done by growing at home unless a label guarantees strength and ingredients. Other plants tend to make their way into the mix otherwise. I am a firm believer that nature provides what we need. Plant knowledge is something I hope we preserve as a very valuable resource. I have seen “unidentified “ plants in the jungle so there may be new cures for things that are yet to be discovered. Thankfully, there are people devoted to searching and preserving as we type.