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Dianthus black and white photograph
Dianthus flower petal black and white photograph
Dianthus fresh edible black and white macro photo
A fresh edible Calendula flower black and white photo
Viola fresh edible flower extreme close up
Abstract flower black and white photograph
Pansy a fresh edible flower black and white photograph
Pansy flower black and white photograph

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:

  • Dianthus
  • Violas
  • Nasturtium
  • Calendula
  • Pansy

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.

Photos:
Black and white photos of flowers
Tahnia Roberts ©2021

Tahnia Roberts

Author Tahnia Roberts

Tahnia is a visual storyteller who uses photography to explore, investigate and document her surroundings. An avid collector of found objects which frequently become still life compositions. Black and white photography is her preferred medium. Born and raised in New Zealand, she currently resides in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia.

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