Vegetable Flower Arrangement






beet greens    swiss chard     anise flowers      lavender     parsley    carrot tops     kale


Who says vegetables have to be served on a plate?

Who says only flowers can go in a vase?

Be bold.  Be unique.  Be the one everyone thinks is strange.

Because a life lived less can lead to the mange.




So much crap happens when I write a post that you never get to see.  Sometimes it’s interesting or funny or just plain strainge.  Seems a shame you miss out on extra fun, so I’ve  I’ve decided to start a little feature.  A look at what happened behind the scenes of the post.  A sort of Post-mortem.  Heh.  So … wanna See Behind the Scenes of this Post?  Have a look here.




  1. Ann Marie says:

    Thank you Tricia Rose for that…..just lovely. LOVELY.

  2. peggy says:

    I loved the arrangement…and the comment by Tricia Rose…and the behind-the-scene post!!!

  3. charm says:

    I thought of you when I read the urban garden blog on edible garden couture. Creative high fashion using garden vegetables – “horticouture”. If you have an abundance of veggies, perhaps you may also venture into tailoring your cabbage and kale. Check it out. Love your front yard garden and await your fashion launch. Best, charm

  4. Kit says:

    I’m am DOWN with being the one everyone else thinks is weird. Veggie Flower Arrangement here I come!

  5. Evalyn says:

    In my dentist office I saw a simple vase w/purple glads and mint – it was lovely. And a new idea to me.

  6. Jesse says:

    Awesome! I love flower arrangements with edibles, just like I love when people combine herbs and vegetables in their decorative landscaping. Did you know the olympic flower arrangements were part flowers, part herbs? Neat huh! The florist said she wanted the winners to remember the smells too, so when they smelled those herbs again it would remind them of their victory. How sweet!

  7. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    That is just so pretty Karen..I never would have thought of it..Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Amy says:

    Love it! When my husband purchased an arrangement of roses for my birthday last month, I was thrilled to see that, instead of baby’s breath or eucalyptus, they had put rosemary in the arrangement along with other foliage.

    BTW, in Austin, TX, front yard gardens are part of what we call xeriscaping. Xeriscaping (not just veggie garden versions) is highly encouraged to reduce water usage because of all the drought problems we have.

  9. Sarah In Illinois says:

    Your anise flower looks like what I have that we call Bronze Fennel. My Bronze Fennel smells like black licorice (anise) so I wonder if they are two different names for the same thing, or am I calling mine by the wrong name?

  10. cred says:

    So pretty (and delicious)! And why the objection to front yard gardens baffles me. I think they’re beautiful.

    post-mortem- clever!

  11. Carey says:

    of course crazy stuff happens to you, we wouldn’t expect anything less! here’s hoping there’s way more butterflies than beasts!

  12. Tricia Rose says:

    Let us give thanks for a bounty of people:

    For children who are our second planting, and though they grow like weeds and the wind too soon blows them away, may they forgive us our cultivation and fondly remember where their roots are;

    For generous friends with hearts and smiles as bright as their blossoms;

    For feisty friends as tart as apples;

    For continuous friends, who, like scallions and cucumbers, keep reminding us that we’ve had them;

    For crotchety friends, as sour as rhubarb and as indestructible;

    For handsome friends, who are as gorgeous as eggplants and as elegant as a row of corn, and the other, plain as potatoes and as good for you;

    For funny friends, who are as silly as Brussels Sprouts and as amusing as Jerusalem Artichokes, and serious friends, as complex as cauliflowers and as intricate as onions;

    For friends as unpretentious as cabbages, as subtle as summer squash, as persistent as parsley, as delightful as dill, as endless as zucchini, and who, like parsnips, can be counted on to see you through the winter;

    For old friends, nodding like sunflowers in the evening-time, and young friends coming on as fast as radishes;

    For loving friends, who wind around us like tendrils and hold us, despite our blights, wilts and witherings;

    And finally, for those friends now gone, like gardens past that have been harvested, and who fed us in their times that we might have life thereafter;

    For all these we give thanks.

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