Rose - 2012 Herb Of The Year
Most folks do not think of roses as herbs but when we remember an herb is a beneficial weed we have to include roses. Not only for the beauty of the rose, but also the delight of the fragrance, the taste of an edible flower and the benefit of attracting bees to our gardens.
Below is a video on how to make a rose salad by Jim Long of Long Creek Herbs. Please note the cautionary statement of not using roses from florist, or hybrid roses requiring the constant use of pesticides to keep the rose bush alive. The chemicals used are absorbed by the flower and your consumption of that rose petal includes those same chemicals used to preserve the plant.