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The Blooms in June

The Blooms in June

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Tomorrow is the summer solstice--the longest day of the year--and this date heralds the arrival of summer in full swing. We gardeners are diligently tending our pieces of earth, delighting in each bloom or growth spurt and anxiously awaiting the ripening of our summertime bounty.

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Plant Scented Geraniums for Flavorful Meals

Plant Scented Geraniums for Flavorful Meals

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While planting the vegetable garden this year, be sure to add a few scented geranium plants. They're as lovely in the garden as they are tasty in garden-fresh recipes.

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Scary Plants For Your Halloween Garden

Scary Plants For Your Halloween Garden

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Halloween is around the corner, and to celebrate, here are 10 examples of plants fit for a horror film.

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Pest-Fighting Flowers

Pest-Fighting Flowers

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Growing flowers alongside your veggies can greatly help in the fight against pests.

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Roast Your Own Sunflower Seeds

Roast Your Own Sunflower Seeds

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Here's how to harvest and roast your own sunflower seeds from your garden.

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Video: Make a Flower Salad

Video: Make a Flower Salad

Many flowers are as delicious as they are beautiful. In this video, culinary herbalist Susan Belsinger makes a gorgeous flower salad.

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Nasturtiums

Nasturtiums

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Want to add a tangy accent to your summer salads? Try growing nasturtium.

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Five Flowers to Dine On

Five Flowers to Dine On

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Daylily, nasturtium, monarda, viola, and squash blossom are more than just pretty faces. Handled with care, these tasty beauties travel gracefully from garden to plate.

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Edible Flowers Enliven a Garden

Edible Flowers Enliven a Garden

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A Pacific Northwest inn mixes blossoms with greens, and you can too. They'll enliven your palate as well as your landscape.

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How to Grow Chives

How to Grow Chives

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Flowers are only one of the reasons to grow chives. Their flavor, with the sweetness of an onion and the hint of new garlic, adds a pleasing touch to many dishes. Here's how to grow them well and use them in the kitchen.

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Cooking with Lavender

Cooking with Lavender

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Lavender is an edible flower. Used judiciously, it can enhance the taste of a wide variety of dishes, both sweet and savory.

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Peach Crisp with Lavender

Peach Crisp with Lavender

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Serve up a tempting summer dessert that combines the sweetness of fresh peaches with the perfume of lavender flowers.

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Cream Cheese with Herbes de Provence and Garlic

Cream Cheese with Herbes de Provence and Garlic

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This versatile spread can be served on sandwiches and crackers; thinned with a little milk, it makes a tasty dip for vegetables.

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Herb Cheese Canapés

Herb Cheese Canapés

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Garnished with edible blooms, these tangy appetizers will surely please your guests.

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Chives in the Kitchen

Chives in the Kitchen

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Chives and their flowers find many uses in the kitchen. Susan Belsinger offers suggestions for using common chives and garlic chives in your cooking. You'll also learn how to infuse chive blossoms in vineger.

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Golden Squash Blossom Crema (Crema de Flores de Calabaza)

Golden Squash Blossom Crema (Crema de Flores de Calabaza)

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Chef Rick Bayless calls this soup the "squash blossom dish of dreams."

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Stewed Squash Blossoms (Flores de Calabaza Guisadas)

Stewed Squash Blossoms (Flores de Calabaza Guisadas)

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Squash and zucchini blossoms are the most fragile, most ethereal part of the plant. They add a special flowery delicacy to food.

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Crusty Griddle-Baked Quesadillas

Crusty Griddle-Baked Quesadillas

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These quesadillas are filled with a mixture of fresh squash blossoms, peppers, tomatoes, and cheese.

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Spring Flower Salad

Spring Flower Salad

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A lovely mixed salad with colorful edible flowers topped with a light vinaigrette.

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How to Grow Saffron

How to Grow Saffron

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It makes sense to grow your own saffron, the world's most expensive spice. Here's how to grow it affordably and add a little color to your cooking.

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