Fresh edible flowers
This journal entry features black and white macro lens photographs of fresh edible flowers. I found a container of these in my local supermarket. Not my usual organic ‘found’ subject matter. Nonetheless, they ended up in my shopping trolly. A photography experiment for later on in my day.
What types of flowers are edible?
With a little online research I was able to identify the flowers I had purchased.
And here’s a list of the assorted edible flowers:
I loved this Gardening Australia video ‘Edible Flowers”. Costa Georgiadis takes a look at some flowers that not only look good – they taste good too! Enjoy.
Recommended care instructions
The instructions mentioned that to in order to preserve freshness I must keep them refrigerated at all times, ideally between 4-6c. Washing the flowers wasn’t recommended as it may bruise the petals. However, I could simply brush them gently.
Following along with the instructions on the packaging the flowers should last between 5-21 days, most commonly 10 days throughout the year. Some varieties such as Calendula will last 21 days in ideal conditions.
If you love black and white flower photography hit this link to view some more imagery of flowers.
Black and white photos of flowers
Tahnia Roberts ©2021