Echoes of the Garden

Folklore And Myth

A Princely Gift

Felicia and the Pot of Pinks was another of my favorite fairy tales. I always wondered- why a pot of pinks? Why not a pot of say, geraniums? Through my research this week one of the things that I discovered… Continue Reading…

A Place in the World

Pinks Social

Aelfrida would have been unfamiliar with the plant that I so enjoy, as this cultivated variety didn’t appear until the 1450’s. Here is a nice article on the search for the original medieval pink. In Shakespeare’s time, the gillyflower was… Continue Reading…

Culinary

Sweet Flowers and Pink Cakes

Before we start cooking with our Noble Interest, I would like to point out that this is one of those cases where parts of a plant are edible and parts are toxic. It is not uncommon. Just please be aware… Continue Reading…

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