Cooking With Flowers

Cooking With Flowers

Gardening Can Make You Happy: Cooking with Perennial Flowers!

Nature provides us with an all-natural stress buster. The magic of a garden!

For 2016, many people aim for happier lives, and gardening is shown to offer big positives in dealing with the stress of modern living.

The act of digging soil, landscaping and environment, choosing flower colors, and seed sowing a vegetable patch can make us happier. Here’s how.

The everyday use of phones, laptops, and all things technology can negatively impact mood and health. Working with plants can refresh our ability to remain focused. Repetitive tasks like weeding, digging, and pruning is an excellent physical workout. Gardening is an excellent moderate-intensity exercise.

Plant cultivation increases property value, improves air quality, and makes adults and kids happy. So go ahead and choose your garden! Enjoy life to the fullest, live a healthier lifestyle, and save money growing your food and florals.

As springtime approaches, now are the time to select seedlings for planting.

Have you just bought a new home and are looking for landscaping ideas? Is your old home in need of a beauty pick-me-up? Would your kids like to map out their space and take pride in growing a garden? Flowers, fruits, vines, and shrubs; Trees that last a lifetime. Find everything you need here at Tennessee Nurseries, a giant in the horticulture industry, shipping throughout the United States and all agricultural zones and seasons.

It was featured in Town and Country Magazine: Lemon Lavender Bars. See recipes and make them with lavender from your garden. (Via


(Image credit: Paulette Tavormina)

Open the door to imaginative creations made with flowers. Did you know organic rose petals, lavender, and lilac are edible?

Lilac shrubs are $12.99 each and flower in spring. Great color and fragrance. Coconut Lilac Tapioca: for flower recipes, try Cooking with Flowers: Sweet and Savory Recipes with Rose Petals, Lilacs, Lavender, and Other Edible Flowers. (by Miche Bacher)

(Lilac shrub)


Gardening is a proven therapeutic activity that leaves us feeling rewarded. Flowers and fruit baskets have long been associated with love, family, and friendship.

Choose flowering shrubs or berry-producing shrubs to landscape your environment. Consider the fun of berry-picking and the deliciousness of desserts made from fresh berries. Frozen berries are an excellent source of Vitamin C, and freezing your berries is an economical and flavorful alternative to high-priced grocery shopping.

Rabbit Eye Blueberry $11.99



Blueberries are packed with Vitamin C and are a good source of dietary fiber.

Read about brain health and blueberries at Blueberry Nutrition. (US Highbush Blueberry Council)

Tennessee Nurseries are here to help you. Owner Tammy’s family has operated the business for more than fifty years. With Tennessee Nurseries, customers get quality plants expertly grown. Customer service satisfaction is the Nurseries’ number one goal.

“I have three grandchildren running everywhere!” says Tammy. She understands the value of building for the future, one plant at a time, because family and the environment are our future. Her favorite plant is live garden moss.