Bouquets and Floral Arrangements aren’t the only way to enjoy Flowers! Let’s explore some creative & elegant ways to incorporate your Spring flowers in ways you might not have previously thought of!
Standard floral arrangements can be just lovely, but they aren’t the only thing your Spring flowers can be used for, and today we’re going to talk about my 5 favorite non-bouquet ways to add their beauty into your life this season.
Feature Photo Credit: Healthily Every After
These creative florals are perfect for:
Before I share my list of creative ways to enjoy Spring Flowers, I wanted to share some best practices for enjoying edible flowers safely:
I’ll share additional resources below that have detailed lists of all types of edible flowers if you’d like to learn more!
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Number One | Garnishing Desserts
No post about creative uses for spring florals would be complete without a hearty nod to beautiful naked cakes! This one by Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest is a show-stopper with fresh strawberries and chamomile blossoms!
Photo Credit: Half Baked Harvest
I shared a blog post a few years back with my favorite Naked Cake tips, and it’s been one of this community’s all-time favorite posts here and on Pinterest!
Another option is to incorporate it into, or use it as a garnish for your ice-cream, sorbet, gelato or other frozen treats! These apple blossoms are the perfect accent to this beautiful ice-cream dish by Anna Kubel.
Photo Credit: Anna Kubel
Number Two | Upgrading Ice Cubes & Beverages
No spring or summer party is complete without ice to cool your drinks, and while you’re at it, it might as well be beautiful ice!
I just love how these fun cubes look, and the idea that your drink’s taste would change and grow as the different flowers and leaves started to become exposed when the ice melted.
Camille Styles, who is responsible for these next two pictures below recommends serving these cubes over:
These cubes have chamomile, jasmine, mint, thyme and basil!
Photo Credit: Camille Styles
These drinks were garnished with marigolds, chamomile & roses.
Photo Credit: Camille Styles
Kara over at the Wild Flower Confectionary went a different route with her shapes and froze an entire rose blossom into ice spheres! I think this is so beautiful & elegant!
Photo Credit : Wild Flower Confectionary
And ice cubes aren’t the only way to bring in your florals for drinks! Whatever your beverage, consider adding florals like this viola, sprigs of mint, cucumber, and an unexpected piece like this half of a pea-pod!
Photo Credit: Healthily Every After
Number Three | Enhancing Salads
With so many different leaf & edible floral options, you can come up with some amazing salad combinations in a variety of different color palettes! This beautiful one with purples and greens was photographed by Ray Brown.
Photo Credit: Ray Brown Presents
I just love the colors of this salad that Sue from The View from Great Island put together; and she shared a great tip about not adding your dressing on top of the salad before serving because the weight can crush the delicate blossoms.
She recommends putting the salad dressing underneath the greens & flowers, and tossing right before serving! Genius!
Photo Credit : The View from Great Island
Number Four | Refining Avocado Toast
Avocado toast has been enjoying a heightened popularity in recent years, and why not enjoy it with beautiful toppings as well? Elizabeth from Rural Sprout shared this picturesque version with cucumbers, greens & daisies!
I love that she highlighted that these are often considered “weeds”, but can instead be a delicious and beautiful addition to your plate.
(Please refer back to the safety information above when considering the source of your edible flowers! While daisies might be abundant in public areas or along the road, it is not advised to eat them if you are unsure of their pesticide status or other possible contaminants from vehicles or animals.)
Photo Credit: Rural Sprout
Number Five | Elevating Savory Dishes
Don’t worry, desserts, drinks & snacks don’t get to have all the fun! There are plenty of ways to incorporate your spring florals into savory dishes as well! Some options I’ve seen online that look fantastic are:
I also thought this tart by Half Baked Harvest with zucchini blossoms was beautiful!
Photo Credit : Half Baked Harvest
I hope you’re inspired by these brilliantly creative ways to use your spring florals!
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