Monthly Archives: May 2017

Card pull May 25th 2017

Be Honest with yourself…

It is probably one of the hardest things to do. 

Granola Bars

When we go on a road trip I always make Granola Bars. My cousin-in-law sent me this recipe to try. We like them a lot. The bars are easy to make and packed full of goodness….unfortunately this one uses corn syrup. I never have enough honey to use as a substitute.

Mmm…granola bar

I hope you can read the recipe. I do tweak it by adding raisins, cranberries, nuts or whatever takes my fancy. 

Enjoy! 

❤D

My morning walkabout

Strawberry flowers

Rhubarb leaves are huge…now the stalks have to catch up.

Rhubarb plants

Wild Forget-me-nots

Peony

Oregano

Unknown daylilly

Muscari

A little of the life growing in my gardens this morning. 

We had a chilly night, got down to 1c, and woke to heavy dew. Thankfully no frost. Everything seems to be doing very well so far. 

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Lilium

My Asiatic Hybrid lilium ‘Landini’ finally bloomed!

I am disappointed. It is not the colour potrayed on the package. They never are. I was so hoping for the darker purple. 😔 Oh well, it is still a beautiful flower.

Lilium ‘Landini’ bud



Both my liliums are blooming which is good. Once the weather is warmer I will plant them outside in the Ever Evolving Rock garden. 

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Violets

My yard is finally showing the signs of spring. Green grass. Dandelions. And petite violets. 

I fell in love with collecting these teeny tiny purple-blue flowers and their leaves last year. 

You can see how small the plants are against the spruce cone.

Hiding among the garden “weeds”

Violet blossom closed up tight

Violet bloom

I don’t know enough about this amazing flowering plant to regurgitate information. I do know it can be used to help with scalp and complexion issues. You can make a tea, syrup, tincture, jelly and vinegar from it. You can eat it as a soup and in salad. 

Susun Weed is my go-to for information on such herbs of our Mother Earth. You can read all her amazing knowledge on her website www.susunweed.com and on facebook. You can also buy her books(I only have one). One day I will find second hand copies of her books to buy. 😊 

I love learning about herbs of all kinds. Just about as much as growing them. 🌱  

Blessings

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Loss

It is all a part of gardening.

Frost can come anytime and turn everything to mush. Deer can pop by and eat every plant down to the ground. Mice, moles ans even ants can desimate your greenhouse, herb, berry and veggie garden in the blink of an eye. An invisible critter like aphids, white flies, cabbage moth, mildew and fungus can put you way behind in your growing season. 

It is bothersome, especially when one’s growing season is only 60-90days at best and at least 15-20 of those days are hit with heavy frosts. 

Tomaotes in my asparagus bed are doing awesome!

This photo was from yesterday. I have a hoop house over my Asparagus bed because I put tomato plants out there as an experiment.

I cover the hoops with 6mil plastic and then heavy fleece-type frost cloth. It works really well….well…until the wind gets crazy and blows the frost cloth off. And then your tomatoes go limp. 😢

And then they aren’t.

Sigh…not the sight I was hoping for this morning. I am bummed, but kick myself for forgetting to clip the blanket tighter. Oh well. 

I am an experimental gardener and know that I will always have loss…sometimes it is hard when you only had a few seeds left and were hoping they would do well so you could save seed.

Such is nature. Never get to comfortable because Momma nature will surprise you.

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Blueberries 

Mmmm…I see fresh blueberries in my future. 🌱