Re: [gardeners] oleanders as toxic

Carol J. Bova (
Wed, 04 Jul 2001 10:05:34 -0700

  When I took a course at the Bronx Botanic Garden, we got to wander 
through the tulip beds one day munching different colored petals to taste 
the variety! Every color has a different flavor.. some are actually pretty 
spicy! (When the flowers are starting past prime, just before they start to 
fall apart, pick the petals, wash and tear into a mixed greens salad. Great 
look, unusual taste.)

This should be a fun topic!
         Sunland, CA
         Sunset Zone 19

><snip> Daylilies, on the other hand are very tasty! nasturtiums are super
>easy to grow and the flower petals look and taste great in 'flower
>butter'. (spicy) Squash blossom fritters are good stuffed too.
>Besides the obvious, (chives, garlic chives, etc.) what other flowers
>can you think of that are good to eat?
>Martha, (Texas)