I Had NO Idea… Butterfly pea (Clitoria Ternatea)

I have been in love with this vine ever since it started rapidly covering an ugly fence years ago. I never knew it had medicinal uses….a tea can be made from the flowers and it has been used for centuries as an organic, natural dye. Soak the gorgeous flowers in hot water overnight and you have a beautiful shade of blue….add a squeeze of citrus and the liquid turns a royal shade of purple. It has been used to dye cloth and food….you can make Blue Rice😋. It is also used in desserts for the rich hues of blue and purple🤩

In the video below, he makes an AWESOME Bonsai tree

You don’t need words…just watch until the end to see the finished Bonsai.

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