edible flower bouquets

I have a very small cutting garden I use for flower bouquets. It's nice to pop outdoors, cut flowers and have a fresh bouquet in every room. They also make a nice pick me up gift for family and friends.

This year I want to have some bouquets that have edibles mixed in. It will be a unique look and add one more use for the bouquets

Here's a link I found with a few different ideas: https://www.floretflowers.com/edible-favorites-for-your-cutting-garden/


  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I also use my cutting flower patch for crafting, drying flowers and medicinal uses.

    I add fillers or create a fun look by foraging for some of my plants and add what most would question or say, "What?"

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,402 admin

    Some very unique bouquet ideas, aside from the usual edible flowers!

    Thanks for posting.

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @torey I would be thrilled to get a unique bouquet like this

  • dipat2005
    dipat2005 Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭✭

    @Denise Grant thanks for the link and the great ideas. I had never heard of an edible bouquet before. What a fun idea!

  • Annie Kate
    Annie Kate Posts: 680 ✭✭✭✭

    Shucks, I need a cutting garden, too! We do eat flowers, but I never thought of making a bouquet of them. Between one thing and the other I seem to have no time for anything but veggies and fruits.

    My mom used to have trouble with bugs on the flowers getting into the house @Denise Grant , and then they would get onto her houseplants. Do you have a solution for that?

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Annie Kate Great question! I will have to look that up and if anyone has ideas we would all be happy to hear them, but I know with certain bugs I will place a stellar plant further away from the house area that bugs will all flock too.

  • water2world
    water2world Posts: 1,046 ✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the link!

    I'm hungry for a colorful, edible-flower salad!!

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2022

    I am bumping this up as this week I am looking at garden planning, setting my greenhouse up and working with flowers.

    I just love having fresh flowers in a home but the value of an edible bouquet, especially or those with limited space or time appeals to me.

    I have never been good with annuals that reseed so this is an area I want to work with

  • Linda Bittle
    Linda Bittle Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What a lovely idea!

  • marjstratton
    marjstratton Posts: 1,131 ✭✭✭✭

    I've never had a cutting garden but have recently started thinking about starting one. There are so many pretty medicinal flowers. The past couple of years I have sown calendula in my vegetable garden and should expand my repertoire. I was given some Mallow last year. It never reached bloom, so maybe this next year.

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @marjstratton Cutting gardens have so many uses. Besides beauty inside and out, there is insect control, pollination, crafting, herbal and edible uses.

    I need to get better at the reseeding annuals.

  • marjstratton
    marjstratton Posts: 1,131 ✭✭✭✭

    @Monek Marie So true! I'll have to see what all has reseeded in my garden. I know that I'll have a lot of calendula. Hope that some of my veggies have reseeded too. I purposely didn't clean up my garden and should have some things that will sprout from what I left. Hopefully celery and kale, and maybe some others.

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @marjstratton I just love calendula! You cannot have enough.

    We are having somewhat of a mild winter so I want to see it the swiss chard will survive

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Its that time (or almost) to think about flower cutting gardens.

    What flower do you grow? I have 40 varieties and several mixed flower packets that have varieties I do not have yet so I will plant some and give some away.

    I have about 5 varieites of flower to order to complete my varieties. I did up my varieties this year. I am hoping to sell plants this year - the last two that project was put on hold to to covid.

  • SuperC
    SuperC Posts: 900 ✭✭✭✭

    To start a cutting garden. Now that’s an edible idea to try! I love Permaculture!