You Should Know About The Power of Flowers 23545

“All of the flowers would have very extra special powers” That is a quote from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Flowers have already been symbolic of peace and love throughout the ages. From the “Flower Power” movement of the 1960’s, when activist and young pacifist Jane Rose Kasmir was photographed planting a flower on the bayonets of guards at the Pentagon throughout a protest against the Vietnam War on October 21, 1967.

A Moment in time that would continue in American culture and heritage to reflect an instant of peace in a time of war, symbolizing a fresh kind of passive resistance, coined by Ginsberg’s 1965 essay titled Making a March/Spectacle. Through the late 1800’s a female rejecting a suitor might send him yellow roses. During world war one a man leaving for a battle overseas might give his girlfriend forget-me-nots.

Most people understand that red roses mean “I really like you,” but floriography itself has been largely forgotten, a Victorian practice where particular forms of flowers meant different things.

In some cases flowers may have a more grim representation such as calla lilies at a funeral. Recently proof flowers dating back to to the prehistoric period have been discovered through ‘Flower Fossils’. Archaeologists uncovered skeletons of a man, two women and a child buried together in soil containing pollen of flowers in a cave in Iraq.

This association of flowers with the cave dwelling Neanderthals of the Pleistocene epoch is indicative of the role of flowers in burial rituals. Analysis of the sediment pollen concentrated in batches, implied that possible bunches of flowers have been placed on the grave.

Closer study of the flower pollen enabled scientists to recognize many flowers that were present, which had some therapeutic properties.

That’s right, before we had the local drugstore pharmacy with it’s many colorful cough syrups to aid our aliments we relied on flowers. Flowers like calendula for aches and pains or hyssop for a sore throat.

Today you might be in a position to find Ecanechia at your local pharmacy. Although most of the immunity boosting qualities of this flower comes form it’s roots, this can be a healing flower yet. For the most part healing flowers certainly are a thing of the past.

That is of course when you are excluding one of today’s most controversial flowers, the cannabis or marijuana flower. This highly debated flower is thought to aid in a number of ailments such as chronic pain, depression and stomach upset, just to name a few.

Even though some states have legalized cannabis for medical use, it’s distributors and the patients which have come to depend on it’s healing properties are beneath the constant scrutiny of not only our federal government however the state elected officials whom continue to argue the validity of the flowers power.

Some flowers are just plan good to consume. Take the Squash flower. This bright and brilliant flower carries a buttery flavor of summer. Simply saute lightly and sprinkle a little salt and there you own it. A delicious snack that’s also beautiful.

And you you have never had dried blueberries and chocolates with fresh and fragrant lavender, then you just have no idea what you’re missing. Dandelions which are generally known as weeds are sweetest with a honey like flavor when they are picked young. Next time you create a salad or rice pilaf try adding some dandelion flowers and greens.

Creating an eye catching edible flower garden is rewarding to all the senses. Flowers being an edible addition, bring lively flavors, colors, and textures to salads, soups, casseroles, along with other dishes. Eating flowers is not as exotic as it might sound. The use of flowers as food dates back to the Stone Age with archaeological evidence that early man ate such flowers as roses.

You may not desire to eat flowers for those who have asthma, allergies, or hay fever. You will want to be sure you only eat flowers which have been grown organically so they haven’t any pesticide residue. I discover that it is advisable to collect flowers in the cooler area of the day like in the first morning following the dew has evaporated, or late afternoon.

Some common edible, annual flowers that are easy to grow along with tasty, include a amount of herbs and vegetables which have edible flowers along with other edible parts. Calendula/pot marigold (Calendula officinalis) comes in yellow, gold, or orange flowers with a tangy, peppery taste.

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) has flowers in shades of white to red, with a watercress and peppery flavor. These flowers are also used for their ability to help protect other plants in your garden from pests. Tuberous begonias (Begonia x tuberhybrida) have white, pink, yellow, red, orange or multicolor flowers with a citrus flavor. Radish (Raphanus sativus) has yellow, spicy-hot flowers nearly the same as the yellow flowers of bolted mustard greens.

If you love the bitterness of arugula i quickly suggest you try the flowers that pop out by the end of the growing season. These white and brown flowers certainly are a beautiful addition to salads. among the best uses is sprinkled with fresh parsley over roasted mushrooms.

Flowers of perennials and herbs provide a wide range of flavors too. Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) have white, lavender, or purple flowers with a solid onion flavor perfect for floating on soups. Red clover (Trifolium pretense) has sweet-tasting, pink or red flowers.

Violets (Viola odorata) have violet, pink, and white flowers with a sweet to slightly sour flavor which for me makes them a perfect candidate for candying. Here’s how:

In a bowl, beat two egg whites with a wire whisk just until frothy. Place sugar in another bowl. Taking one violet at a time, pick it up by the stem and dip into egg whites, covering all surfaces. Gently dip into the sugar, again being sure all the petals, top and bottom, are covered. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets; snip off stems.

Utilizing a toothpick, open petals to original shape. Sprinkle sugar on any uncoated areas. Dry in a 200� oven for 30-40 minutes or until sugar crystallizes. Gently remove violets to wire racks with a spatula. I love to use an ultra thin fish spatula because of this. Sprinkle again with sugar if violets appear syrupy. Cool. proteas Store in airtight containers with waxed paper between layers.

Even timber produce edible flowers. In the spring as weather starts to obtain warmer I love to open my bedroom window and fill my room with the sweet smell of orange blossoms. This citrus honey smell could be captured by throwing some fresh flower buds in a jar of sugar.

The longer the flowers sit in the sugar the higher flavor you will get. Apple trees have these cute little white and/or pink flowers with a floral to slightly sour taste. While plum trees have somewhat similar pink to white flowers but with a mild flavor, like flower nectar.

A personal favorite of mine is Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.) which features white, yellow, pink, or red flowers with a honey-like flavor. I’ve only ever seen them red. When I was younger we lived in Arizona for a while. That’s where I first discovered these sweet treats. Although I generally wasn’t allowed sweets, these little hidden ruby treasures were a sweet secret worth keeping.