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Edible Potted Floral Garden

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As you know, we love effortless, charming entertaining ideas here at Sugar and Charm! One of the easiest ways to add a little charm to a dessert, salad, cocktail… even ice cubes is by using edible flowers. They add a pop of color and look gorgeous garnished on food and of course you can even eat them! Most people don’t have edible flowers on hand and many grocery stores don’t carry them. So instead of running all over town trying to find edible flowers when we throw a party, we’ve decided to make our own edible floral garden in beautiful pots! Not only does it look stunning on our patio, but now I have access to the most beautiful edible flowers to use at anytime!! It’s actually quite simple to do too!

1. Buy some edible flowers! There are several edible flowers you can buy, so use the chart below as a reference. Some edible flowers are seasonal, so you can replant your edible floral garden with fresh flowers that will thrive during colder months too. For this garden, we used lavender, carnations, snap dragons, roses, violas and primrose. All of them can be planted together, expect the roses.

2. Find some good pots to plant your garden in. We used a mix of white, modern pots and they look stunning on the patio, filled with flowers!

3. If your pot doesn’t have drainage, add a nice layer of rocks (think 3 rocks high), to the bottom before you add the potting mix.

4. We used Miracle-Gro Potting Mix to plant our flowers.

5. Next, water your flowers! To give them a little boost, I added Miracle-Gro All Purpose and Water Soluble Plant Food, which instantly feeds leaves and roots for spectacular flowers!

I’m beyond excited about my edible garden, I even made my favorite lemon bars just to add flowers to them!! Recipe below! You can obviously do this with herbs too… how beautiful would that be?! Flowers and herbs all potted and ready to be used for cooking and entertaining! Hopefully this inspires you to make a garden of your own! It’s so easy!!

The Best Lemon Bar Recipe!!
Dough
2 cups flour
1/2 cup confectioners sugar 1 cup butter
Combine all the ingredients until the dough clings together. Press the dough into a 9×9 greased pan. Bake for 17 minutes at 350 degrees.

Lemon filling
4 eggs
1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 2 or 3 lemons will do the trick)
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Directions
Mix the eggs together first. Then continue to mix in the rest of the ingredients. Try not to over- mix the filling… a tip would be to add the dry ingredients together in a bowl first. Take the crust out of the oven and pour the lemon filling on top. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Let it cool completely before you cut into squares or shapes. Once the shapes are cut, sift powdered sugar on top and garnish with edible flowers!

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13 responses to Edible Potted Floral Garden

  1. May 4, 2016

    Wow! What an incredibly lovely post and set of images. Also LOVE the lemon bars with flowers on top SO much!!

    1. Eden
      May 4, 2016

      Thank you Katherine!!! I’m obsessed with edible flowers!! Haha!!! AND if you love lemon bars TRY that recipe! It’s SO good 🙂

  2. May 4, 2016

    Everything about this post is beautiful! I dream of having a backyard for flowers like those one day! I’ll stick to the lemon bars for now! 🙂

    Xx Kaylee

    http://www.theblondielocks.com/

    1. Eden
      May 5, 2016

      Thank you Kaylee!! They would look great on a patio or porch too!! One day I want to do an entire edible raised bed garden in my backyard!! AND yes, try those lemon bars! They’re the BEST!!! XOXO

  3. May 7, 2016

    This is so clever, and so gorgeous! I am so inspired – think of the cake decorating possibilities here!

  4. Eden
    May 9, 2016

    Thank you SO much!!! I LOVE having edible flowers on hand to quickly add a little charm to my dishes!! You’re going to love it 🙂 XO

  5. My daughter is obsessed with the concept of eating flowers! I potted some violets for her and now she keeps asking to pick them so she can have them at every meal! I will need to save this chart so I can grow more for her. They make everything look so pretty and fancy!

    1. Eden
      May 12, 2016

      That is so cute of her!! She cares about the presentation, adorable!! Yes, make a edible garden with her!!

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  7. marykate
    May 16, 2016

    Can you tell us where you purchased the awesome planters?

    1. Eden
      May 17, 2016

      Yes! They’re from Modernica in Los Angeles!!

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