Category Archives: Herbs & Edible Flowers

Summer Decorating – Gardener Wife Style

Summer has arrived at Chez Rea! That is to say that the garden has hit its stride. (That is not to say that the garden is finished and all planting is done. That NEVER happens around here, as my husband … Continue reading

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Hibiscus Hiatus

We’re already into late spring, but I’m taking a short hiatus from intensive gardening to share a couple hibiscus recipes and my mid-spring What’s in Bloom photos. First, the hibiscus–and other edible flowers! What’s in Bloom in the Gardener Wife’s … Continue reading

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More Cool Stuff

I got more spring planting done this week! I planted the broccoli bed and the container potatoes. I also did a little more tending of the ornamentals. Planting the Broccoli Bed Buying Plants As you can see from the photo … Continue reading

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Thanksflowering Recipes

Are you looking for ways to use edible flowers at Thanksgiving? I just saved three different recipes for Hibiscus Cranberry Sauce on my “I just LOVE edible flowers” Pinterest board. Check them out and let me know if you try … Continue reading

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Talk It Up

Summer is in full swing here at Chez Rea, and that means that I’m harvesting and using edible flowers (I just love edible flowers!) as well as vegetables, herbs, and fruit from my garden. Do you wish you could do … Continue reading

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You Say Potato, I Say Experimento

  Happy Shakespeare’s Birthday! This is a big year for Bard lovers like me and my husband because it’s the 400th anniversary of his death. Five years ago today we were at Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon and bumped into the … Continue reading

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Here’s Flowers for You

Here’s flowers for you; Hot lavender, mints, savoury, marjoram; The marigold, that goes to bed wi’ the sun And with him rises weeping: these are flowers Of middle summer, and I think they are given To men of middle age. … Continue reading

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