Thursday, August 30, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Herbal Harvest: 3 Lemon Verbena Recipes. If you like it, please click the like symbol at the top of the post. I hope you enjoy it and I was totally surprised to find that lemon verbena leaves can be frozen. I had it in the dim recesses of my memory that the leaves didn't freeze well. That must have been some other herb. As you will see in the post, they froze just fine. Long term, unsure, but I will be making a lemon verbena bread throughout the fall and winter and will let you know if they worked. I just don't like to use dried lemon verbena in a recipe. It is just not the same. Well, it is a beautiful day out there and I have a lot of trimming and weeding to do. Sooo got to go. Talk to you later. I'll leave you with a photo of my English muffin spread with the Lemony Strawberry Butter from the post.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
|Planted by the Birds or by the Chipmunks|
|Planted with Seeds Purchased from Renee's Garden|
|Goldfinch Working on Picking Seeds from Volunteer Sunflower|
Saturday, August 18, 2012
It was a great day for the Garden in the Park for both parks. I was at the North Park edition and really want to applaud every master gardener who put their time and energy into the event. It was really a great day. My master gardener friend, Shelley and I answered the public's questions pretty much nonstop. Shelley a bit more than me. My photos don't do the gardens justice. They are beautifully manicured and watered gardens. The sign for the Demonstration Garden mentions that it is a pollinator friendly garden. My goodness is that a correct phrase. Pollinators everywhere. Nancy Knauss has done an beautiful job organizing the master gardeners as a group and keeping them motivated to work at their maximum output! It was great to see old friends and meet some new faces. Job well done! It is a beautiful day here in the 'Burgh! Hope you are having a good one. Talk to you later.
|80th Division Monument Transformed with an Herb Garden Surrounding It|
|Some of the Annuals in the Demonstration Garden|
|I Remember When This Sign Was First Installed|
|Sorry Had to Put My Favorite in the Photos!|
|This Spider Had Something Trapped in its Web!|
|People Enjoying the Tasting Booths, Basil, Tomatoes & Garlic!|
|Looks Like Everyone Enjoyed the Day!|
|Today's Table & Tomorrow's Garden|
Friday, August 17, 2012
Garden in the Park, a local event at two of our county parks in Allegheny County. I have been meaning to show you something I purchased last summer when we were in France.
I think it is very cute, don't you? Hope you have had a great day wherever you may be. Talk to you later.
|A Nasturtium Funnel with a Lady Bug on the Rim!|
|Here's the Underside!|
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
tachinid fly. It is absolutely in love with the variegated mint flowers on our patio. I don't think I will talk about its cute hairy butt or may be I should. Better not! I can see the Google searches now! There are like 1,500 species of tachinids that provide biological control in your garden. That is why it is so critical to avoid chemicals if you can. When I was an active master gardener, I was always reminding the callers that the bad bugs are only about 2 or 3 percent of the total insect population. I know most of you don't even think about spraying these days, but on the off chance you do, think about all of the good insects that are trying to get those bad insects under control. Quiet day here. The Herbal Husband is taking a well deserved break from the garden. Hope you are having a great day. Talk to you later.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
|2009 Bay Was the Herb of the Year!|
|Last Year Looking Like It Was on the Way Out!|
|Look At All of These New Shoots!|
Saturday, August 11, 2012
|So Glad to Have the Path Back!|
|This Area Still Looks Overgrown, but It is So Much Better!|
|Viburnum x burkwoodii|
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Horse Guards Parade! We got mulch and peat moss for the reclaimed garden in the back. Maybe photos later in the week. Hopefully, you are having a great day! Talk to you later.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
|Kary Loved Apples and Making Pie! My First Apple Pie of the Season!|
|My Feet and Shoes Aren't As Pretty As Hers!|
Saturday, August 4, 2012
|Reclaiming That Maintenance Path!|
|A Plant Tag with a Peruvian Connection!|
|A Colorado Nursery Tag in a Pennsylvania Garden!|