We are in the process of harvesting the blossoms of our elder tree. We will then dry them, shake the petals off of the stems, mix them with dried mint and store it to drink as tea through the fall and winter. Elder has great anti-viral properties, and while syrup made from the berries gets lots of press, you hardly ever hear about the flower tea. I almost never get colds or flu, despite working with children and I attribute a lot of my wellness to this tea.
We will also make syrup out of the berries, later this summer.