I cannot understand why my arm is not a lilac tree – Leonard Cohen
My love affair with flowers reaches well beyond the garden or vase and onto my plate. I love flowers for their beauty, yes, and for their purpose of attracting pollinators to our garden, yes, but when they also nourish our bodies, all the better. I’ve been seeking out blooms of the edible variety to grow in our garden for years now. And to my delight, I’ve discovered that the lilacs trees that were already growing in the yard are edible.
I’ll be trying out some lilac infused scones this week to hopefully share with you on the blog.
Happy spring foraging and flower eating!