An Edible Bouquet: Four Seasons Lettuce

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Today’s photo was taken by Davin.

Yesterday was the first day of summer (YES!), which just happens to be coinciding with the near end to some of the roof lettuce. As I was harvesting a couple of heads that were starting to get bitter, I noticed how much this head of ‘Four Seasons’ lettuce looked like a bouquet and asked Davin to take a picture of me holding it like one.

Don’t you think it could work as an alternative wedding bouquet? How about a smaller head as a boutonniere? If I were to suddenly decide to stop living in sin (16 years and counting!) I would totally do this. Maybe with a couple more heads of lettuce thrown in. Then we’d wash it up and serve it at the reception.

Someone do this! Someone go to the prom wearing this as a wrist corsage. Send me a picture when you do.

Related: Make an edible chive bouquet.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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7 thoughts on “An Edible Bouquet: Four Seasons Lettuce

  1. Great idea! Perfect for all those urban farmers out there… especially if they have a peacock blue dress on to boot.

  2. I LOVE that idea! I’m going to mention it to my (soon to be) fiance! I’m not sure he’ll love it as much as I do, but the wedding is for the woman, right? At least, that’s what I hear.

  3. Vegetables make great boutonnieres! I gave my prom date a hot orange chili pepper to wear with his navy tux. I distinctly remember at least one other person with the same sensibility–I spotted a small and perfect lettuce leaf on the lapel of the former prom king, taking his younger girlfriend to her prom. So much more fun than expected!

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