Win an Edible Flowers-Garden Lovers Giveaway

by Seasonal Wisdom on January 3, 2013

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Happy New Year!  Before you know it, spring will be here and you’ll be able to garden outdoors again. In celebration of this new beginning, Seasonal Wisdom has teamed up with Peaceful Valley/ for a fun gardening giveaway to get you off to a great start!

Why not grow edible flowers this year, along with fruit and vegetables? This giveaway makes it easy. Learn how you can win three garden-inspired products (valued at approximately $35) from this industry leader in organic gardening. It’s easy, but hurry! The giveaway ends at midnight on Jan. 7, 2013. Congratulations to Jennifer of Winter Park, Florida for winning this prize!

Edible Flowers: If you read this blog regularly, you know Seasonal Wisdom is a huge fan of edible flowers, and has given presentations about them at different venues, from the Northwest Flower & Garden Show to the Mother Earth News Fair. I also hosted a Twitter #gardenchat about edible flowers.

But I’m especially excited about this new video of me talking with the great folks at Peaceful Valley/ about edible flowers.  Go check it out, and let me know what you think!

Edible Flower-Garden Lovers Giveaway: So, when Peaceful Valley/ approached me about kicking off the gardening year with an Edible Flowers-Garden Lovers Giveaway for Seasonal Wisdom readers, I could not wait to get started.

You may know Peaceful Valley/ from its instructive and interesting gardening videos on various gardening subjects. The company has long been a leader in the organic gardening movement, and has supported sustainable agriculture since 1976.

Today, the company sells everything from organic seeds and bare root fruit trees to a wide variety of sustainable gardening supplies, from its headquarters in scenic Grass Valley, California.

The Prize:

Here’s what you can win in this Edible Flowers-Garden Lovers Giveaway… Gift Seed Tin — Garnish With Style Collection — Edible Flowers (valued at $24.99): Grow 10 different types of edible flowers with these seeds from Peaceful Valley/  The seed packages fit inside this colorful metal tin, which lasts long after the seeds are sowed in the garden.

2013 Pleasant ValleyOne 2013 Garden Art Calendar (valued at $4.99): This award-winning calendar is packed with color illustrations by local Nevada County, California artist, Randy Griffis.

2013-calendar-Pleasant ValleyAlong with delightful artwork, the Peaceful Valley calendar has seasonal gardening tips and links to gardening videos. The calendar was awarded a prestigious silver medal from the national Garden Writers Association in 2012.

One Package of Garden Art Notecards (valued at $4.99):
These five greeting cards feature charming color drawings by Randy Griffis of gorgeous vegetables – some with edible flowers, such as the peas. The cards are blank, so you can use them throughout the year.

Enter to Win:

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Disclosure: This prize package was provided at no charge to Seasonal Wisdom. However, I was not paid to run this promotion, and my opinions are strictly my own.

Good luck everyone! Don’t forget to enter before midnight on Jan. 7.  Please note this giveaway is only available to U.S. residents. Don’t forget to check your spam folders, in case you win!

Want to learn more about edible flowers?

Eight of my favorite edible flowers to grow and enjoy. Here are edible flower recipes:


Erika January 3, 2013 at 1:19 pm

I am so excited about this giveaway! Living in an urban area I have been struggling to come up with new ways to expand and add value to my garden. This looks awesome!

Seasonal Wisdom January 3, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Good luck Erika! Edible flowers are a great way to add value to your garden .. and the kitchen. Thanks for entering this giveaway. Teresa

Michelle Turner January 3, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Sooooo excited! This makes me excited for Spring just seeing these flowers. I have limited space as I only have a condo deck . I tried veggies this year but failed for the most part (although last year was fruitful!) I want to try more flowers this year as well. I have also taken old windows and painted botanicals in the window part and hung in my living room. Good luck to everyone entering!

Seasonal Wisdom January 3, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Hi Michelle: Good luck with this giveaway and with your plans for the condo deck. Even in the smallest spaces, you can grow pretty flowers in the right growing conditions. Teresa

Jennie Brooks January 3, 2013 at 1:48 pm

awesome! I don’t know beans (or peas) about edible flowers. I do know though that I adore any sort of gardening and would love to try my hand at edible flowers. And the calendar and note cards are beautiful. Anyone would be coming up roses with this win.
Thank you!

Seasonal Wisdom January 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Good luck Jennie! Edible flowers are easier to grow than you may think. Thanks for entering this drawing. Teresa

Sarah January 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

We love, love, love salads with nasturtiums and are very excited about expanding our repetoire!

Seasonal Wisdom January 3, 2013 at 2:21 pm

I love those too, Sarah! Good luck in the giveaway. Teresa

Sandy January 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

What a wonderful giveaway!! Thank you for Seasonal Wisdom for teaming up with Peaceful Valley/ Every item looks more than great! *The flowers would be a attractive alternative to those things that need to be eliminated (or at least lessened) in our diet.

Dorothy Cheek January 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I am getting so excited about next years garden and flowers. I would love to receive any of these prizes and they would be very useful.

manda January 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I moved into my first house in August and I would love to brighten the yard and grow a garden. This is a great giveaway!

Seasonal Wisdom January 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Good luck Manda, Dorothy and Sandy! Thanks for entering.

Tina January 3, 2013 at 2:41 pm

This is so beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win.

Florence Eller January 3, 2013 at 2:48 pm

This give away is very exciting. I love growing flowers and vegetables. I always had a beautiful garden in my other homes.

Alyson January 3, 2013 at 2:55 pm

What an exciting giveaway! My young daughter already gets pretty excited to help me in the garden, but I think she’d be more excited to *eat* the veggies we grow if I garnished them with pretty flowers!

Lisa Simms January 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm

What a great give-away! And so needed – thinking about edible flowers during the freezing January temps make me wish it was spring!

Lisa H January 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm

I ‘m so looking forward to springtime and getting in the garden with the animals and birds. I grow veggies and herbs but my goal is to expand my knowledge of edible flowers.

Sarah Fox January 3, 2013 at 3:13 pm

I literally squeaked with excitement when I saw this promotion. My dad and I have been bouncing from apartment to apartment since I was in my early teens, which means we never really had room to grow anything aside from a few herbs and flowers in window boxes. We finally wound up moving in with my grandmother, who has this beautiful scape of a back yard and really wants to see a garden this season since she hasn’t been able to get back there and do anything. I also just recently changed over to the Primal lifestyle, so I’m always looking for ways to spice up my cooking. This would be absolutely perfect to start with for many reasons.

Elena W January 3, 2013 at 3:56 pm

I have never grown edible flowers before. I have taken blooms from chive for a salad but that is as adventurous as I have been. Would love to give this collection a try.

Crystal S January 3, 2013 at 5:06 pm

I just LOVE edible landscaping and permaculture!!!
More edible flowers? Yes Please!

Cynthia R. January 3, 2013 at 5:49 pm

What a cool kit, so far I have done violas, pansies, and nasturtiums as edible ‘accents’ in the veggie garden…I haven’t had a chance to experiment much with others.

Clare January 3, 2013 at 5:51 pm

What a fantastic prize!
I haven’t thought about edible flowers in years since I’ve been more obsessed with taking macro photos of flowers than much else.
Yum, spicy nasturtiums….

Katheryn January 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I would love to learn how to only eat from my garden- edible flowers sounds so kool! What a great prize. I have tried dandelions but that is all would love to experiment and try others.

Sandy M January 3, 2013 at 5:53 pm

I’m planting more edibles every year. Edible flowers is the one thing I know nothing about other than I seen my neighbors grow some. I always wanted to learn more. This could be the education I’m looking for. So excited. I would love to win.

Emmy January 3, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Hoping to plant a lot of edible flowers in the children’s section of our community garden this year!

Heather January 3, 2013 at 5:57 pm

I am really interested in starting to add edible flowers to our diet.

Simine January 3, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Beautiful. Thank you for doing such a lovely give away!

Elyse R January 3, 2013 at 6:04 pm

My gardens have never included edible flowers, but what a super fun idea!! They’d be great in our salads!

Stacy January 3, 2013 at 6:10 pm

I am working towards sustainable living and would love for the majority of my landscape to be edible. This would make a wonderful addition to my gardens.

Linda January 3, 2013 at 6:14 pm

How fun it would be to grow these with the kids and garnish them on their dishes!

Laura January 3, 2013 at 6:31 pm

So excited about this giveaway. Wondering if I can use my dehydrator to store the flowers for future use?

Carla January 3, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Awesome! I love edible flowers but somehow never thought to plant them… time to stick some in the garden. :)

Janet January 3, 2013 at 7:02 pm

How fun would this be to turn into a fun project with my homeschooled children!?

Virginia Hoskins January 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm

I love fresh salads and edible flowers would be great in them.

Mary January 3, 2013 at 7:16 pm

This is just what I need for my garden. I have a medicinal herb garden, fruit trees and veggies and this would be the topping on the “herbal” cake!

Lynette January 3, 2013 at 7:18 pm

I’ve expanded my raised bed garden this year and would love to add edible flowers!

Julie B January 3, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I added some beneficial flowers for pest control last year and this year, I want to add the edible flowers.

Nicole Swanson January 3, 2013 at 8:16 pm

This would be such a fun, educational tool for my kids. Teaching them what flowers can be eaten and how to prepare them would be really a great thing to do this summer.

Jill January 3, 2013 at 8:25 pm

This would be such an added beauty to the garden, had not thought about the edible flowers.

Muy Ferretto January 3, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Edible flowers are great! Not only beautiful, edible and also bringing in beneficial insects into the garden to have more edible vegetables and flowers!!

Shelley @ Sow and Dipity January 3, 2013 at 8:45 pm

I can’t believe I’m just seeing this now!! I love growing flowers for food! I use them for teas, garnishes even to make pretty ice cubes… This package would be perfect for me. I especially love the vintage artwork on the calendar and seed packets…there’s a project idea waiting for those alone :)

Alexis January 3, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Would be sooo excited if I won, my daughter’s and I were planning on a small garden this spring that everything that was planted was edible. We are doing some research and your site helped ALLOT!! Thanks!

Maureen January 3, 2013 at 9:03 pm

This would be a great treat as I was unaware of flowers being edible.

Crystal January 3, 2013 at 9:22 pm

I would love to grow edible flowers. I’m just getting into gardening and growing my own food, so this would be a great start.

linda January 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm

I didn’t even realize there were that many editable flowers that people could grow

MarciaSW January 3, 2013 at 10:52 pm

I home school my daughter, and she’s a burgeoning chef. This would be a GREAT project on so many levels!! Thanks!!

Carrie O January 4, 2013 at 12:49 am

I’ve been interested in edible flowers for a couple decades now, but not taken the time to cultivate my interest. We grow a fair number of herbs now – perennials and annuals. Just getting started on flowers…

Jean January 4, 2013 at 3:49 am

Jumping for Joy!

Diana G January 4, 2013 at 5:07 am

Great give away!!

Josh January 4, 2013 at 5:25 am

I have grown Nasturtium and Borage and would absolutely adore the opportunity to grow more varieties, I have spent much time and intend to continue my pursuit of the knowledge behind medicinal uses for edible flowers.

Terri Dye January 4, 2013 at 5:32 am

Who wouldn’t want to grow edible flowers and herbs!! They make our food eye appealing and tasty too! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a wonderful gift for our bodies and for our eyes!

Joan t. January 4, 2013 at 5:54 am

Good Morning:. Greetings from NW Ontario, Canada. Just found this site yesterday, while searching organic ‘food’, for our new indoor lemon tree.
This a.m., it is about -7 degrees celsius, not bad for this x of year, in the ‘boonies!’!!! i also would be very delighted to win this pkg. and try growing these amazing edible flowers. Beautiful and delish! It is exciting to think of
planting in a few short months! “yeah!!!” New life…….! joan

Seasonal Wisdom January 4, 2013 at 9:06 am

Hi Joan: Thanks so much for visiting from gorgeous Ontario. Unfortunately, this giveaway is only available to U.S. residents, although we do love Canadians at Seasonal Wisdom — and some of our giveaways do include other countries. Keep warm, and Happy New Year! Teresa

lola January 4, 2013 at 6:51 am

i have never tried them but this would be a good way to start ty for this giveaway

rachel January 4, 2013 at 7:25 am

We recently moved and I finally have space for a garden!

Jamie Casolari January 4, 2013 at 7:48 am

Gorgeous Calender and note cards!

Frederique Lavoipierre January 4, 2013 at 8:56 am

Beautiful art! I use edible flowers all the time; seeds would be welcome. Who doesn’t need a calendar with growing tips? I have the perfect place to put it on the wall!

Seasonal Wisdom January 4, 2013 at 9:11 am

Hi everyone: It’s exciting to see so many edible flower fans out there. Yay! And we love seeing all those plans to teach kids how to garden. That’s great — there is nothing better than starting another generation of gardeners.

Good luck to everyone in this random drawing! Although we can’t respond personally to you all, please know that your comments mean a lot to me and Peaceful Valley/GrowOrganicCom. Keep them coming. We love hearing from you. Teresa

Jen January 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Lovely! Fingers crossed! These would be perfect for my messy cottage garden lawn-less front yard in front of the house we’re hoping to buy very soon!

Kat White January 4, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Such a cool giveaway. The illustrations are lovely.

Donna January 4, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I recently started a garden a couple of years ago and have just been fascinated with it. It’s a great outdoors activity

Shane January 4, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Edible Flowers are on my garden to do list this year!

Carolyn G January 4, 2013 at 4:55 pm

I want to start cokking with flowers. I have done all the herbs and now edible flowers are my next goal.

Sarah Redford January 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Thanks for the great giveaway. I love edible flowers for my salads and because they are beautiful.

Seasonal Wisdom January 4, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Wishing you all lots of luck in this giveaway. Thanks for participating and sharing your thoughts everyone. We’ve really enjoyed reading them. Teresa

Julie January 5, 2013 at 12:42 am

Because gardening is fun

Prasert January 5, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Because there’s a sense of accomplishment in eating products that you’ve grown and nurtured yourself

Carolsue January 5, 2013 at 10:25 pm

They are pretty and practical and it’s fun to try new things!
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Sarah K. January 6, 2013 at 8:17 am

Well how cool is this? I don’t know much about edible flowers but would love to try growing and tasting some. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Kathy t January 6, 2013 at 8:19 am

For several years I have been wanting to learn more about edible flowers and this is the prefect chance. Would love to win.

Connie January 6, 2013 at 8:19 am

In the past I’ve grown flowers, but this year I have set a goal of only growing what is consumable. So this not only helps me achieve this goal but shows me how to do it!

Pat January 6, 2013 at 8:25 am

I love Peaceful Valley and now I know about your website too. What a beautiful seed tin.

Here’s to spring. May it come soon.

Amy A January 6, 2013 at 8:35 am

Everything I plant in my garden anymore has some kind of use. So edible flowers are perfect!

sarah January 6, 2013 at 8:46 am

Thanks for the chance! Great garnish for salads.

Mary H January 6, 2013 at 8:55 am

Yummy . . . been wanting to learn more about edible plants and flowers.

Vickie A January 6, 2013 at 9:06 am

I am venturing into edible flowers as a new year resolution! I know, however, my four hens would love them too!!

Susan Trickett January 6, 2013 at 9:12 am

Great giveaway. Can’t have too many flowers!

Lezlie Wright January 6, 2013 at 9:19 am

We are putting up hightunnels and greenhouses this year and this would be a perfect addition.

Mandy J January 6, 2013 at 9:23 am

I love adding to my edible landscaping – if it is not edible or medicinal I don’t grow it:-).

Elizabeth S January 6, 2013 at 9:26 am

Who doesn’t love eating pretty food!

Lloyd Sizemore January 6, 2013 at 9:28 am

This looks like a great thing, I like the tin the seeds come in and growing editable flowers is great.

Julina January 6, 2013 at 9:35 am

They are beautiful to look at in the garden and on your plate!

JKT January 6, 2013 at 9:44 am

I teach horticulture to children and it is quite fun to learn that flowers are not only ornamental, but also edible!

susan January 6, 2013 at 10:11 am

What a wonderful way to bring in the Spring!

Clay January 6, 2013 at 10:46 am

Another sweet giveaway. Whoever wins will surely have the best flower seeds money can buy. I have always had great results with Peaceful Valley’s seeds. I believe they give their best seed to their customers and in turn God blesses their seed to produce a large and bountiful crop again and again. If you have not tried their seed, give it a go.

Rob Terry January 6, 2013 at 10:53 am

What a great giveaway! I will be adding flowers to my vegetable garden this year, never thought about adding edible ones! The tins are a great idea, we are thinking of getting some when we start our school garden this year!

celeste January 6, 2013 at 11:09 am

HOw great to add beauty and even more edible items to ones garden

Sonya January 6, 2013 at 11:48 am

I love how this prize is packaged. Good luck to all :)

Houston January 6, 2013 at 11:55 am

Great Idea…would love to win.

Meredith January 6, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Love the concept–can’t wait for spring to start digging and planting!

Debbie McMurry January 6, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Love your posts and love planting flowers and collecting seeds!

Kim R January 6, 2013 at 12:35 pm

They’re beautiful, edible AND my bees would love them!

Esther Widgren January 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm

The seeds are fantastic but the artwork is really FABULOUS! I would be so honored to win any of it!

Michele Menefee January 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm

This is something I would like to start this year. :)

Chelsi Torres January 6, 2013 at 2:15 pm

So lovely to have an edible flower tin! What a great idea to spread creativity and more interesting food!

janelle January 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Have been meaning to add Borage to my veggie garden. Other blooms to aid pollination and being edible would be a boon.

Seasonal Wisdom January 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Thanks everyone for your comments! Good luck in this random drawing. Tell your friends — only one more day to enter. Cheers!

Lissa January 6, 2013 at 4:25 pm

I have a vegetable garden and an herb garden, I have never tried edible flowers and I think it would be really cool!!

Linda Cooke January 6, 2013 at 4:49 pm

As a certified wildlife habitat, my yard is in perpetual transition to make it more wildlife friendly. After losing a large tree during an ice storm, I now have more sunny areas and want to add more blooming plants to provide food and habitat for pollinators!

Mary January 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Because I love eating and growing food

Linda January 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Would love to win the edible flowers to my garden. I already have alot of herbs, but would love to include the flowers as well. Thanks

Sarah January 6, 2013 at 6:05 pm

I am looking to start a beautiful edible and medicinal garden- some plants indoors and some out. There’s nothing more awesome than making your own products or growing fresh herbs, flowers, and veggies. That, and growing goodies for more pollinators!

Ralph January 6, 2013 at 6:05 pm

I usually plant a few flowers in my garden for the bees and beneficial insects but edible flowers sounds like a great idea.

Renae January 6, 2013 at 9:16 pm

I would love to grow a herb garden with my 4 yr old. She excited about getting to plant and see this grow this year.

Kristina January 6, 2013 at 10:19 pm

This is a really great package! We had our first family garden last year and the kids (and bees) were crazy for the Nasturtiums and Violets. Can’t wait for it to warm up so we can dig!

mike January 7, 2013 at 1:18 am

i can’t wait for it to warm up

Sharlene May January 7, 2013 at 5:25 am

I would love to try some edible flowers in my garden. I love trying new food ideas…we really love to eat around here!

Sue Jenn January 7, 2013 at 5:35 am

I used to grow more edible flowers and now just grow roses, nasturtium, and lavender from the list. I miss growing borage (it quit reseeding after a dozen years) and calendula (which I dearly love).

Sadie January 7, 2013 at 8:03 am

I would like to use a few more flowers in my cooking. The kids may help me make food they will enjoy.

robin January 7, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Love it & love Peaceful Valley! I heard a rumor they may be buying large volumes of seed garlic from my CSA farmer to sell in the future for our gardens. I can tell you, this garlic is AMAZING! Although I grow most of my own garlic, I get a few of her bulbs every year, and it is so great.

Anyhoo…back to my regularly scheduled seed catalog drool-fest!

Alyssa January 7, 2013 at 1:04 pm

I love trying new edibles!

Jeri Lynn January 7, 2013 at 2:05 pm

I love eating flowers in my salads…

Betty Petrella January 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm

I love to grow edible flowers and to get new recipes. I used to dip dandelion heads in batter and fry to make either a salty or sweet treat for my kids. We have a wonderful crop of dandelions every year and the kids loved the taste of them dipped in cinnamon and sugar.

MARK STEWART WILSON January 7, 2013 at 3:33 pm


raenie wittich January 7, 2013 at 6:02 pm

I have used Lavendar in my oatmeal and would
love to learn about other edibles from the garden!

heather January 7, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Would love to win this as I am trying to eat healthier in 2013 and this gives me hope that Spring is right around the corner enough with the cold already.

domestic diva January 7, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Because they’d look beautiful outside and as garnishes.

John Bradshaw January 8, 2013 at 2:34 am

Although indoor flower gardening is great, I’ve started growing organic basil in my garden. I plucked a few last week and sprinkled em on my salad bowl and believe me they we tasted much better felt fresher than the ones out in the local markets.

MARK STEWART WILSON January 8, 2013 at 5:10 am

love the videos of the how to hands on training you give people the how to do it right and rong!!!!

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