Edible Roses: Beautiful and Delicious Garden Features
Roses are beautiful additions to any garden, and petals and rose hips can also add to your cooking.
In “Eat Your Yard! Edible Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Herbs and Flowers for Your Landscape,” author Nan K. Chase shares her first-hand experience with gardening, landscaping ideas and special culinary uses for fruit trees. Recipes for edible garden plants include the crabapple and quince, nut trees, such as the chestnut and almond, and herbs and vines like the bay, grape, lavender, mint, and thyme. She instructs how to harvest pawpaw, persimmon, and other wildflowers for your meal as well as figs, kumquats, olives and other favorites.
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The white Rugosa rose brightens the edible landscape with lovely flowers in spring and summer, before the hips turn red in the fall.
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Rose hips can be turned into a variety of foods, such as tasty jelly. The rose hips have concentrated vitamin C.