Happy Flower Friday!
Brought to you by Rosy and the Gang!
This Friday we walked around the Oregon Trail Museum.
That got us to thinking about the seeds and plants that our ancestors brought out west!
Heirloom flower seeds like Zinnias, Love lies Bleeding and Marigolds.
Here is a little bouquet that we made from our garden with heirlooms.
There are some purple sage flowers and hollyhocks.
Guess what the 3 pink spikes are?!? Hint....the foliage is edible.
(answer at the end of this post)
Our first stop along the Oregon Trail is the Oregon City Brewery.
They have the best fries and you really work up an appetite along the Oregon Trail!
Tummies are full, now back to our heirloom seed story.
The settlers also brought lots of edible seeds.
The Cinderella Pumpkin (Rouge vif d'Etampes) has been popular since the 1800's!
Here is the answer to the mystery pink spikey flowers...…..
Drum roll please...…..
It's an heirloom variety called Purple Orach Mountain Spinach.
It's related to lambs quarters / spinach and is said to be very-very healthy!
We think it tastes yucky and only add it to dishes as a colorful garnish!!
It self seeds and comes back every single year...go figure, something that tastes yucky lives on.
But, it does make these pretty pink flowers...BOL.
Flowers, Food and
Wyatt & Tegan