Plant Database forum: Suggestion for a new check box, Edible Flowers

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Name: Amy
Metro Detroit (Zone 6a)
Region: Michigan
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sundina
Mar 9, 2014 7:26 PM CST
Hello everyone,

I sent this message to Dave last night, and he asked me to post it here for everyone to see; that way you all know what's going on when he adds the new box. Smiling

"I was adding some additional details to some plants yesterday, and I noticed that under the Uses or Flower section there was no check box for edible flowers. Could we maybe get one please? Or should we use the "Other" box under flowers? I know a lot of people don't realize just how many flowers are edible, like squash blossoms. I was actually editing a Zucchini when I noticed. "



Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Mar 9, 2014 7:32 PM CST

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Sounds like a good idea. Smiling
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Mar 9, 2014 8:08 PM CST

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I agree
Evan
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Mar 9, 2014 8:25 PM CST

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Thanks for suggesting this! I have added "Flowers: Edible" to the databoxes.

Now I'm off to update my favorite edible flower plants. Smiling
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Mar 9, 2014 8:31 PM CST

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A good winter project for everyone. Think of your favorite edible flowers and add this information to the entries. My special weakness is for Pineapple Guava blooms.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Mar 9, 2014 8:39 PM CST

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My weakness is borage flowers. I love 'em. Smiling
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 11, 2014 7:11 AM CST
And I love to eat nasturtium flowers. I love that peppery taste.
Thank you Dave and Amy for the new check box. Hurray!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Mar 11, 2014 8:36 AM CST
Viola (pansy), mallow, young dandelion,Tulbaghia violacea. Good idea for a check box. I agree
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Lavanda
Mar 15, 2014 6:45 PM CST
zuzu said:A good winter project for everyone. Think of your favorite edible flowers and add this information to the entries. My special weakness is for Pineapple Guava blooms.


@zuzu, how do you use those guava flowers ? Confused
At our ranchiito we do NOT keep bees.
They and other critters grace us with their presence, and we provide for their need to the best of our abilities.
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Lavanda
Mar 15, 2014 6:48 PM CST
Yhis is an EXCELLENT idea !! Can you guess my favorite ? Why, lavender, of course ! nodding Lovey dubby Hurray!
At our ranchiito we do NOT keep bees.
They and other critters grace us with their presence, and we provide for their need to the best of our abilities.
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valleylynn
Mar 15, 2014 6:53 PM CST
The guava blossom petals are sweet and almost melt in your mouth. You can just eat them plain, or use for plate decorations. I've never tried to candy them. Wonder if that would work?
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Mar 15, 2014 7:32 PM CST

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I don't use them in anything, Lavanda. I just eat them off the tree.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 20, 2014 8:54 AM CST
I love this idea! Great suggestion, Sundina! Thumbs up
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