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Drinkable flowers skip the same-old rose bouquet and bring home a West-made floral liqueur instead.

Seventeen kinds of heirloom roses go into Crispin's Rose Liqueur, which tastes like a dreamy traipse through the hothouse. Try a splash of it in sparkling wine or gin cocktails. $85; caddellwilliams.com

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With the return of the Aviation cocktail, the delicate violets in Tempus Fugit Spirits' new Liqueur de Violettes are back in vogue. Add to Champagne for a floral touch. $28; tfspirits.com for stores

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Fruitlab infuses heady jasmine with tea and lemon zest to make its Jasmine Organic Liqueur. The tangy, tannic finish adds a nice little zip to whiskey cocktails. $29; flreen bar.bii for stores

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There is no one, no one, as responsible for igniting heirloom fever as Baker Creek Seed Company cofounder Jere Gettle. In a new book, The Heirloom Life Gardener (Hyperion, 2orij $30), he and wife Emilee share stories of homesteading long before it was hip, along with an A-to-Z growing guide.

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RADISHES French Breakfast' is one of the protiest roots around, Harvest after only 4 to 5 weeks

POLE BEANS Plant, tretlls, harvest-They're as easy as it gets. 'Scartet runner is particularly hard to mess up.

KALE 'Nedo di Toscana' is sturdy, with beautiful texture

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TOMATOES Heirlooms like 'Paul Robeson' lack the disdasse resistance of hybrids, but stasting them is a spiritual experience

CARROTS Most need12 to 16 inches of soil, without clumps or rocks, toget slender, straight, jewel-like, carrots, Try 'Cosmic Purple'

CORN Heirlooms Won't store as long, but the varieety (green, indigo, red) is mind bogging

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Title Annotation:The West at its best
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 1, 2012
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