Just about everyone remembers their mothers telling them to eat their vegetables. I know that was part of my childhood and I told my children to do the same. Now that I have discovered the beauty, nutrition and the exciting different tastes of flowers, I now admonish my friends and family to Eat Their Flowers! It's fun watching the different reactions people have. Some people dive right in, others never heard of eating this part of a plant but will hesitantly try some and then there is the subset who doesn't want anything to do with it.
Part of my interest in edible flowers stems from the idea of edible landscaping and foraging and how we need to get back to using what nature has to offer and making better use of the land we own. Grass is ok...but can you eat it? We have been conditioned to think that we need outside carpets that are as perfect and sterile as the carpets inside our homes. This leads to the use of weed killers and pesticides and chemical fertilizers....and the poisoning of the very land we live on. Think about it