SITTING PRETTY

cassidyflower-1.jpg Cassidy tip toes among the lovely antique shades of pansies

cassidyflower-2.jpg Cassidy (a.k.a Cassa-sweetie) sitting pretty in the pansy bed

Why so many flowers you ask – can’t eat them? Well, yes you can but we wouldn’t possibly need all these pansies for our family. You are right! Instead we sell the edible pansies to a few restaurants and caterers in town. Though the pansies are gorgeous and looking absolutely stunning, this year sales have been slow – many of our clients are cutting back due to a sluggish economy and rising food prices. So instead of being picked and packed and used to decorate some plate or platter somewhere at least someone here on the urban homestead is enjoying the colorful display. Hopefully business will pick up soon with the wedding season just on the horizon.

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  1. M says:

    Isn’t she the cutest cat (and SWEETEST) that you have ever seen? I love pics of all the animal cuties but especially little “sweety” cat.
    L
    M

  2. kristi says:

    Your site has certainly inspired me for quite a while now. The next change on the horizon is adding solar power. Your cat and pansies are so beautiful they remind me of Victorian illustrations. I am an event florist and grow my own organic edible flowers for decorating wedding cakes. Thank you so much for sharing. I believe your efforts are impacting many in a positive way.

  3. Amy says:

    Gorgeous photos – pansies are my very favourite flower. Have you ever tried “sugaring” them? You brush on diluted egg white and then dust them with fine “berry” sugar and let them dry on parchment or wax paper. They’ll keep in a sealed container for months.

    We did this with pansies and violets from my mother’s garden, for my wedding (12 years ago). We used the flowers to decorate my cake and the trays of cookies and sandwiches.

  4. David says:

    Congrats on being NPK free 🙂 ! I heard last year in Glendale there was a talk on EM featuriing this site, http://www.emamerica.com/data/ . Unfortunately I missed it due to a prior commitment but maybe they’ll be back in the area this year. Thanks for the links & further info. Putting in a good word to your continued success to the Big MAN upstairs.

    Cheers

  5. autumn says:

    Oh what a pretty cat. I have one that looks like that. (Love the flowers too)

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