Sweet Violets, and a Look-Alike.

Making a Backyard Salad I love making salad with spring greens. This salad that I made from picking plants in my backyard is mostly violet greens and flowers. I plan to mix in some red lettuce and top it with oil, vinegar, blueberries and some goat cheese. Violets are pretty easy to identify with their…

Can you eat lilacs?

Can you eat lilacs? I asked myself this question last year as flowers were blooming all over my yard. Working in my flower garden, I wondered how many of the plants around me were edible. A few I knew were definitely not edible such as irises and deadly nightshades, and I identified a few definite…