I am surrounded by creative divas. In response to Her Royal Lacy-ness,
reader Lydia Hallard says dried Queen Anne’s lace goes beautifully on Christmas trees.
“If you pick the heads when they’re full but still fresh, and place them face-down on a cardboard lid or cookie sheet, they will dry flat and make very pretty natural Christmas tree decorations–you can just rest them among the branches.”
And a blogger friend has posted another great idea about how to use Queen Anne’s Lace.
Who knew? (Well, not me, obviously…)
Queen Anne’s Lace is a weed….or is it? If you do not know what it is, read about it here. It is considered a wild carrot. I personally have never eaten one but it is considered a wild food source.
This is after 24 hours in the dye. It’s actually a light pink, darker purple, and blue hue when picked it’s this pretty white color
We have quite a bit of this around our area and by quite a bit I mean it’s everywhere. If you are a gardener and this weed is in your garden, it is quite a chore to get rid of it. I never looked at it as a problem plant (like my Japanese Lanterns that I wish I had never planted) because it is pretty when it’s growing.
A fellow blogger who has a wonderfully talented way of sharing things and a very interesting…
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We haven’t seen it on our place, but Lou has eaten it in the Arizona mountains. He says it tastes good, but is woody.
I am voting for friend.
People should be aware that queen Anne’s lace looks very similar to other plants that are toxic. Spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata) for instance, is the most toxic plant in North America and one bite can kill. We should never eat any plant that we aren’t 100% sure of, and that goes double for queen Anne’s lace.
You have a great post on the topic, but I forget what month it was posted. Could you please provide the link here?
This is it: http://nhgardensolutions.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/the-most-toxic-plant-in-north-america/
I’d hate to see anyone eat this by mistake!