Way to go, Mary!!!
03 December 2008
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05 November 2008
My next post will be a giveaway for my year's anniversary of blogging. I know I haven't been a frequent blogger lately. Now that winter is right around the corner, I promise to be more active in the blogging world. When the weather is nice I can hardly sit inside at the computer!
07 October 2008
Recent events have lead me searching for some old pictures. I knew they were tucked away in what I still call my Hope Chest.
I love the picture on the inside of my old Hope Chest.
I haven't peeked inside for many years....close to 10 or 15 I'm sure.
I'll read through the diaries and pack it all back away and throughly enjoy the memories and do it all over again in another 10 years or so.
16 September 2008
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16 August 2008
Cherries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, peppers,cucumbers and sunflowers. I think I 'll make a fruit salad with the berries and add some spearmint from my garden. My mouth is watering...................
There are many Amish communities in this part of the state and they have the nicest, cleanest gardens around and some of the best produce are grown by them. This Amish lady had fresh salsa for us to taste but she was already sold out of it for the day. I did get some of her beauteous sunflowers though.
The Herb Festival was in Wabash. It is held in a real nice little park and has turned into an annual event for us. Here is Carolee's booth. She was lucky and got to set up in one of the old log cabins in the park. I purchased her book 'Herbal Beginnings' and am anxious to read it but will wait and take it to the beach on our vacation in a few weeks.
I also bought a vintage book by Adelma Simmons from Caprilands in Connecticut. I had the privilege of meeting her and visiting Caprilands before she passed away. I also got some rosemary fruit square mix and mint chocolate tea cookie mix.
27 July 2008
I've had this little boot container since I was a little girl.
Mom probably knows where it came from.
The silver mint julep cup came from The Waldorf-Astoria, NYC, May 2007.
I'll let the celosia dry naturally in these containers
and it will be an
instant and long-lasting arrangement .
23 July 2008
Here is a Lemon Verbena topiary that I started a few years ago. I trimmed it and am using some of the trimmings to start new plants. I left 2 'antenna' to show how much I trimmed it back. Then.........................
I took a cutting and removed most of the lower leaves. The cutting above has not had the leaves removed yet. Make sure to save the leaves and make a cup of tea!
Next, dip the root end in water and then dip it in a rooting hormone. I always use a rooting hormone to start cuttings. I have a good success rate using it. Then......................
Stick it in a pot of soil and water it. How easy is that!!!!
Now be very, very, patient and let it grow.
When the plant is as tall as you want it to be then pinch off the top.
This will then grow into two branches. Then when those two branches grow long enough, pinch back and it will grow into four and on and on with the pinching and growing. It can take up to a year or so depending on the plant size.Here is another one I just started.
I need to stake the stems and I will use wooden skewers and raffia. Just stick in the skewer close to the stem and tie around it several places with raffia. Don't tie it super tight as the stem will still be growing.
13 July 2008
The roses along the alley fence are so pretty when in bloom. Wish they only bloomed longer......................
Here is a different variety of 'Queen Anne's Lace'.
The blooms are deep burgundy in color.
01 July 2008
I've saved magazines featuring her.............................
Both before and after the tragedy.
My bookshelves hold books about her
Here is a commemorative glass candle holder engraved in her honor. It holds some dried lavender and rose petals from my garden.
IN MY GARDEN........
Clematis “TEXENSIS PRINCESS DIANA”
Hosta “Diana Remembered”
Rose Princess of Wales
Thanks Princess Diana.