Ok, so you have a puppy, or two, maybe even some kids and a whole yard outside for them to play in, explore and get into trouble in.  Instead of a listing  of all the many poisonous plants and flowers out there, I'd like to give you a list of beautiful flowers that you can plant and enjoy without the immediate worry of an emergency trip to your Vet or the hospital in the event of some occasional munching. This does not mean not to call your Drs, nor does it mean not to watch your children and pets. Eating too many blossoms can lead to upset tummies, diarrhea and stomach cramps. This means …………………………… MODERATION!

This listing is not meant to be misleading.  Anything in excess can cause problems. This is just a partial listing of some of the non poisonous  plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs that can be grown with a DEGREE of safety. As most listings only show what you can't have around your home, I felt there was a need to give you a starting point on those that may be grown.  I want you to understand that not every flower is edible and not every part of the flower is edible. Also, florist-bought flowers are not edible either. They  have been grown for decorative purposes, and chemicals are used in all phases of their growth . 

Most chemicals are not made for human consumption! There are all natural/organically-grown flowers available, or you can grow your own, and look like Martha Stewart in the eyes of your guests as you garnish your foods with lovely flowers or make a delicious and beautiful flower and greens salad or whip up a stir-fry, or decorate a cake with fresh or crystallized flowers.

Some books you can get that are informative and have great recipes are:
“Edible Flowers from Garden to Palate” by Cathy Wilkinson Barash
“Flower Cookery - The Art of Cooking with Flowers” by Mary MacNicol.
“Forgotten Art of Flower Cookery”  The Leona Woodring Smith

Edible & Medicinal Landscaping Plants

SHADE TREES:

SHRUBS:

Ginkgo - tea from leaves

Agarita-fruit for wine

Jujube - edible fruit

Althea-edible flowers

Linden - tea from flowers

Bay -tea and food seasoning from leaves

Mulberry - fruit (white especially) 

Germander - freshens air indoors

Pecan - edible nuts 

Pomegranate-fruit

Persimmon - edible fruit

Turks cap

Flowers, Vegetables, Herbs

Acacia blossom

Mimosa Blossoms

Anise hyssop

Almond blossoms

Mondara

Basil

Alyssum

Nasturtiums

Bee Balm

Apple blossoms

Orange Blossoms

Broccoli

Bachelor button petals

Orchids

Calendula

Begonias

Pansies

Chicory (bitter)

Borage

Peach Blossoms

Chives

Calendulas (pot marigolds)

Peonies

Cilantro

Carnations (pinks)

Pyracantha Berries

Cucumber

Chamomile

Plum Blossoms

Dewberry

Chrysanthemums

Primroses

Dill

Clary

Pursiane

Elderberry

Cornflower

Rose Petals

Fennel

Daisy Petals

Roselle

Garlic

Dianthus

Snapdragons

Ginger

Dandelions

Squash Blossoms

Mint

Day lilies

Sunflowers

Mustard

Gardenias

Sweet Violets

Okra

Geraniums

Tulip Petals

Oregano

Gladiolus

Verbena

Parsley

Hollyhock

Viola

Peas

Honeysuckle

Wisteria

Radish

Indian Cress

Yucca Blossoms

Redbud

Jamaica-Hibiscus Flowers

 

Rosemary

Jamaica Sorrel-Roselle

 

Runner bean

Jasmine

 

Safflower

Johnny Jump-up

 

Sage

Lavenders

 

Savory

Lilac

 

Society garlic

Lemon

 

Thyme

Lilies

 

Zucchini

Lovage

 

 

Marigolds

 

 

^

^

[Home] [About] [Boys] [Girls] [PuppyPages] [Instructions] [Garden] [WhiteSchnauzer] [Zeya] [Remembering] [Links] [Contact]

Ink2Art Design