Sunday, July 27, 2014
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Rainy Day Gratitude
Rainy days are great for checking out pinterest for gardening inspiration. You can find me HERE
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
Flea Market Gardening
|I'm not sure how this old wicker chair holds together. It's been painted about 10 different colors.|
|This canvas tote holds a peace Lily that is at least 12 years old and has been divided several times. I keep it inside during the winter and then on the deck in the spring. Decided to place it under the river birch this summer.|
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The original Southern version was made with yellow cornmeal, boiling water and bacon grease.
I found this version in a local paper from a restaurant in town and can't wait for fresh local corn to come to the market. These Johnny Cakes are great for Garden parties and picnics since they hold up well for several hours.
Bacon Johnny Cakes
1 1/2 cups organic cornmeal
1 cup organic all purpose flour
1 1/4 cup fresh buttermilk
1/4 cup butter warm
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
4 strips bacon (small,diced, and crisped in a pan)
1 ear of corn ( shucked and cut off the cob)
Mix together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Add to that the whisked eggs, buttermilk, butter, corn, and bacon.
Heat a pan to medium high and add enough oil to cover the bottom.
Add the batter 2 tablespoons at a time to form 3 inch circles. Don't crowd the pan as they will expand. Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until they form little air bubbles on the underside before you flip them. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
Recipe from Elemental www.elementalrestaurant.com
Photo. Bing photos
Monday, June 10, 2013
But there are some things we can do. Why not create a monarch waystation at your home, business, or school? It can be as large or small as you like. You need to plant milkweed that are native to your area, so below I have listed a few for your region.
Northeast: common milkweed, swamp milkweed, butterfly milkweed, poke milkweed
South Central: antelope horn milkweed, green antelope horn milkweed, zizotes milkweed
Southeast: aquatic milkweed, white milkweed, butterfly milkweed
West: showy milkweed, antelope horn milkweed (only in NV AZ NM CO ID KS, and OK)
Without milkweeds in the spring and summer,which provide breeding areas, the popuation cannot be maintained. Without nectar from flowers, they cannot make the long migration to Mexico each fall.
You can register your waystation and even purchase a plaque identify your garden as an official Monarch Waystation.
For more information contact www.MonarchWatch.org
Photo from www.bugmugs.org