Just one little saffron flower came up this fall and I noticed it blooming yesterday.
It has three red threads (technically stigmas). Duck Duck Go search engine tells me that there are 4,600 of these threads in one ounce of saffron.
Depending on where you buy it, saffron seems to cost about $250 an ounce. That’s for the cheap stuff on the “Big A.”
If I’ve done my saffron math correctly, those three threads are worth about 16 cents.
3 divided by 4,600 equals .00006521.
Multiple .00006521 times $250 = 16 cents, give or take.
That seems about right.
In other words, rounding just a bit, each thread is worth 5 cents, a nickel!
I’m not going to get rich off one flower, but give me 4,600 of them…
Okay that’s not going to make me that rich but…
But if wealth were measured by enjoyment in gardening…
I’m a gardenaire!
When I look up “gardenaire” I get some search results, a business name, the name of a song, the name of a street but it isn’t actually defined so I’ll give it a definition!
gardenaire (gar·den·air), noun
- A person who believes their wealth comes from having a garden.
Have a great day, all my gardenaire friends! Go out and enjoy your wealth today.