In trendy restaurants nowadays it is very common to serve flowers with your vegetables. Flowers served on a plate together with vegetables. It seems a strange combination. But actually, these flowers taste pretty good.
On my turn I have done the opposite. This spring I sowed carrots amongst the flowers. Occasionally eating a carrot during the gardening jobs seemed very nice to me. Well indeed, a carrot every now and again is delicious, but the foliage is utterly beautiful too. But, I feel I have to do something with its wasted foliage!
I thought, flowers on your plate, why not put vegetable leaves in a vase? The decorative carrot leaves between roses and dahlias, it is just stunning! An additional benefit, the carrots leaves survive at least one week in a vase.
Following this success my imagination runs wild. How about putting the carrots in the vase too? Now that's original! To keep close to the theme I also pick a little bunch of runner beans leaves and some flowers of rucola. I arrange it all together in a beautiful glass vase.
Once you have seen the pictures, do you think this could be a new "flower-arranging trend" or is it just a figment of a wacky garden freak?
I wonder, next time you buy carrots, what will your response be being asked by the grocer: "Do you want the foliage off?"
Carrot foliage in the garden.
It is useful for flower arrangements.
In a pink combination.
Or use the foliage in a white combination.
Together with roses.
Carrot in a vase, why not?
Foliage of carrot and runner beans.
Vegetables in a vase.
Flowers and vegetables, a tasteful combination.
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