Those ordinary green zucchini you see in the market are hiding a lovely, delicious secret: Actually, all summer squashes produce these delightful blooms, but the zucchini's are most frequently used for eating since they taste the best: fresh, clean, and zucchini-like, but with a little something extra. They used to be a rarity at supermarkets, so you had to have a garden or a gardener friend who would generously share the bounty with you.
Check out this video to learn to paint a cherry blossom in the traditional Japanese method of painting in ink called Sumi-e.
Sakura. What is it? If you don't know, your kids probably don't know, but they will after you teach them the meaning behind the word while sitting down to an afternoon of craft making. the Sakura is the Japanese flowering cherry, and you can teach your young ones all about it as you help them make these cool paper cherry blossoms. Art can be both fun and educational! You'll need:
Make Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Out of IcingDecorating a cake or cupcake with cherry blossoms is easy - I'll show you how. First gather what you need:
Learn how to prepare petrale sole wrapped in a squash blossom. Make petrale sole wrapped in squash blossoms.
This quick how-to video is a demonstration on how to decorate an iced cake with butter cream blossoms. Grab your piping bag and start making some flower petals with some butter cream.
Looking to add a rare and exotic specimen to your paper garden? Make a paper cherry blossom (or sakura) using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own cherry blossoms from folded paper. For more information, and to get started making paper flowers yourself, take a look!
Cherry blossoms aren't just special because they're Bath and Body Works' best-selling scent of all time. No, in addition to their delicate floral smell, cherry blossoms are special because they are the first flower buds to open in spring. Spring officially stars when you see the cherry blossom trees bursting into color, and what a wonderful way to celebrate the new season!
This video is about drawing a lotus blossom. The lotus blossom is already drawn in pencil to save time. The same steps will be followed only inking it this time. Using a fat pen, draw the root stem. Add more deeleebobs at the bottom. Draw the outer petals. Draw layers of blossoms. Draw second layer of flower. Add more outside blossom leaves. Draw the center. Draw a buttercup and more stems inside. Add more details to the bottom and petals.
Tom Price used nothing more than PVC pipes, nylon cable ties, and a large hot plate to melt together the blossoms.
Painting on a cake may seem counterintuitive, since the paint that most of us are familiar with is acrylic or watercolor paint, both of which are way toxic. But the project in this video uses an entirely different type of paint: cake paint. Cake paint is edible and comes in a variety of finishes to aid bakers who want to make their cakes into artistic masterpieces.
There are many different types of daylilies, and this video shows the different varieties and how to care for them. First they show a variety called Double Cutie and explain that you need to take off the wilted blossoms to get more blooms the following year. If the leaves are striped, it means there is an iron deficiency in the soil, and there are products you can get for that. There is a variety of daylily that is almost white, called Tuscawilla Tranquility. There are no daylilies that are p...
First of all you have to start by terracing all the lands. Now select the varieties of trees that you want and start planting them in your garden. These trees shall help you in checking soil erosion. You may also use rocks fro land scalping and also checking soil erosion. Now you can plant ‘daisies’ all around the garden. These grow very fast and then they help to bind all the soil together. However you have to check their growth because they compete with other plants for the nutrients. They ...
Doña Ana County Extension Agent John White and Master Gardener Benny Knudsen look at stone fruit trees on their tour of the "Garden of Weeden". The Mariposa Plum, the dwarf Stella Sweet Cherry, Elberta Peach, Tilton Apricot and the almond tree (which also belongs to the stone fruit family) are featured in this segment of Southwest Yard and Garden series. The suitability of these trees for a small garden is mentioned. Besides this, also discussed is the problem of late frost and its effect on ...
Ingredients: 1 pig'seg (pata), cleaned and cut into small pieces
In Chinese watercolor paiting, static subjects like cherry blossoms and peach trees never go out of fashion because they represent the teeming life and beauty of nature that most Chinese watercolor artists enjoy representing.
If you enjoy arts and crafts, pop-up, scrapbooking and origami, you will enjoy these craft projects too. Like origami, kirigami is the craft of paper, with the added technique of paper cutting. Kirigami will enhance any origami, pop-up and scrapbook projects and scrapbook and origami techniques will enhance kirigami. Kirigami pop-up blossoms, butterflies and puppets make unique gifts or cards for any occasion and the recipient will enjoy seeing their gift, card or pop-up take form before thei...
With this two-part painting lesson, you'll learn how to paint "Three Friends of Winter," a traditional Chinese motif depicting pine, plum and bamboo — three plants admired for their beauty and, in Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism, said to be representative of good virtue.
Dave shows you how to prune a rose bush to shape it and get more blossoms.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper cigarette from a cigarette foil. First, fold a piece of foil length wise, then flatten out the creases. After this, unfold the paper and tear it in half. Now, fold half of it in half again to make the stem of the flower and twist the top. Use the other half of the foil to make blossoms and flower petals. When you are finished shaping these, attach to the stem of the flower and shape more to make the flower look more realistic. Attach more leaves ...
In this how-to video, you will learn how use set up a studio table for watercolor. First, make a water blotter out of toilet paper and tissue folded in half. Fold the towel into the paper. The gator board and paper should be in front of you, with the sketch at the left side. If you are right handed, everything should be on the right side. This allows for ease of painting. The kleenex and trash can should be on the right as well. If you are left handed, everything should be on the left. This p...
An associate from Garden Years discusses the danger frost poses to small, outdoor plants. Since you don't have a lot of control over the weather, there are a few tips you can follow to try an avoid any unwanted damage to existing plants. The host examines a peach tree to identify when a plant is blooming and thus very delicate. If a plant is fully blooming, then any temperature below freezing (32 f) can damage the blossoms. Aside from putting cloth over the plant, mulch is also very helpful i...
In return, this allows the it to become more fuller and have more blossoms. This is done due to the fact that dahlias tend to grow in only one branch. One can top or stop dahlias by cutting the main stem just a couple of inches from the top. One can also use there fingers to snip off the top of the branch. Topping or stopping dahlias can be done upon planting them but also when you dead head later in the summer.
Flowers may be beautiful, but they're not usually appetizing. Sure, nasturtiums are hip in fancy restaurants, but they're primarily used as a garnish. Granted, fried squash blossoms are incredible, but the point remains: flowers are usually reserved for looking at, not masticating.
Yucca blossoms are quite beautiful, but it's tough figuring out which seasons you can get them to bloom, and also having to raise them in those right seasons. But if you want it to bloom all year round, watch this video to get the hidden trick to making your Yucca bloom!
You might be familiar with the use of zucchini blossoms in cooking and maybe even know how to make herbal simple syrups. But if you really want to show off as someone who knows how to use flowering plants in food, try adding some flower water to your cooking/baking repertoire.
Eating flowers is a time-honored culinary tradition, from nibbling on nasturtiums to grazing on candied violets. And why not? They look beautiful and lend a unique floral flavors to salads, desserts, and anything in between.
Hops have always been known as the driving force behind beer, but now they're starting to grow their own culinary wings. Slowly but surely, this bizarre and bitter plant is showing up on more and more menus across the country as it catches on as a trendy and up-and-coming ingredient. What Are Hops?
Garlic: almost every cuisine in the world considers it a staple, and for good reason. Its pungent flavor gives depth and character to food. Dishes made without it seem bland and forgettable. And on top of all that, it's been studied for its potential anti-cancer properties (and don't forget: it's been mythologized for warding off vampires).
Peach trees and other related plants are susceptible to the devastation caused by fire blight, a contagious bacterial disease. Once contracted, infected trees have to be burned to contain the disease and prevent spread to nearby trees. Increasing resistance to antibiotic treatment has sent scientists in search of alternative ways to deal with the bacteria and prevent its catastrophic damage.
Creating doodles on an iPhone is made easy thanks to the "Draw" tool in Notes and "Digital Touch" for iMessages, but these are limited in scope. Drawing in Notes has no animated effects, and while Digital Touch does, its drawing tools are lacking and the animations can only live within iMessages. If it's animations you want, Apple has another app that can help you create them.
The world of spices can be bewildering. They promise to make your food more flavorful if you know how to make the most of them. Unless you know a couple of essential tricks, however, it just seems like you're adding bits of colored powder to your food.
If you've been to a farmer's market during tomato season, chances are you know that heirloom tomatoes are pricier (and funnier-looking) than their hybrid counterparts.
I noticed the neon yellow sign at the new location of Pho Bar in Chinatown right away. The sweeping cursive yellow letters spell out "Crazy Rich Broth"; the same phrase printed on the back of servers' shirts. It's the kind of minimalist but colorful design feature that is especially popular on Instagram at the moment — shots of patrons in front of a glowing sign.
Looking to add a specimen to your paper garden? Make a 3D paper lotus flower using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own lotus blossoms from folded paper. For more information, and to get started making paper flowers yourself, take a look!
This video is a demonstration of how to paint a traditional Japanese Sumi-e subject in the plum tree. Plum or ume blossoms tells us the spring has come. "Plum blossom, recall me, When it blows in the spring ---" 9th century politician and poet, Michizane Sugawara recites in his famous poem or tanka.
Watch this instructional video and make an origami hydrangea. It's many tiny pieces can be glued to a flat surface to decorate cards and letters. The video includes verbal instructions in Japanese, although the visual guide is quite clear. You will need a piece of colored origami paper for the flower blossoms and a green piece of origami paper for the folded leaf.
Every summer my husband and I plant a tomato plant. We do this to enjoy the plump red tomatoes right off of the vine.
Looking to add a rare and exotic specimen to your paper garden? Perhaps something Dutch? Make a paper tulip using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to fold your own cherry blossoms from paper. For more information, and to get started making paper bulb flowers yourself, take a look! Fold origami tulips with stems.
There is now a much a more artful approach to donning false eyelashes, reports Ecouterre. "As delicate as lace, each pair of faux peeper framers is based on the Chinese art of jian zhi or paper cutting. Featuring traditional motifs such as peonies (for happiness), peach blossoms (romance), and horses (success), these flirty extensions are certain to set any heart aflutter."