Edible Pansies Make These Desserts Almost Too Pretty to Eat

Pansies stand for thought or remembrance, which is fitting: not only do they make a memorable bouquet, but a handful can also take a dessert from ordinary to unforgettable. Pansies and their relatives violas have a mild, fresh flavor or a more prominent wintergreen taste depending on the variety and how much you eat (a whole… Continue reading “Edible Pansies Make These Desserts Almost Too Pretty to Eat”

These Dove Orchids Have a Surprise Hiding in Their Petals

You’ll never guess what they smell like. Take a closer look, as this flower’s natural mimicry is easy to miss. Hidden inside the bloom of the Peristeria elata, you’ll find a structure that resembles a white dove in flight. According to the American Orchid Society, these orchids date back to 1831, when they first bloomed… Continue reading “These Dove Orchids Have a Surprise Hiding in Their Petals”