Bloom Alert: June 25, 2014

This week we welcome the soft beauty of two summer garden favorites: Nasturtiums and Poppies.

Nasturtiums have delicate flowers that usually come in various shades of yellow, orange and red. The blooms, leaves, seeds and flower buds of this awesome garden variety are edible and their peppery flavor is perfect in salads, sandwiches and so much more! Nasturtiums are much loved by local foodies for their sharp robust flavor, and they are also much loved by gardeners as they are an excellent companion for most species, including tomatoes.

We are also delighted to announce that our Hungarian Blue Poppies are in bloom! These “bread seed” poppies have a dual purpose – the blooms are exquisite for flower arrangements, and the seeds are used in cooking. Visit our Garden Store this Thursday-Saturday for more information on how to cut your own Nasturtiums and Poppies at the farm.

Rodale Institute is THE place for pick-your-own ORGANIC flowers! Our Bloom Alerts will keep in the loop so you know when to come out to the farm for fresh organic flowers. Check back to see what is bursting forth each week.

For more information on the who, what, when, and where of pick-your-own flowers at the farm, contact our Garden Store.

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