I know it’s not spring yet, but in my neck of the woods (which I affectionately call “the land of 72 and sunny”) it already feels like spring, and it even looks like spring too. I guess that prognosticatin’ groundhog was right after all — spring is near, and this is what I’m seeing around [...]
One of my favorite herbs sits in my perennial herb bed, and it’s a basil. Yep, a perennial basil. I never even knew such a thing existed until I found my African Blue at a nursery. It flowers almost year-round with pretty purple and lavender buds on long stems, but never bolts and tastes just [...]
A montage of blooms from my local nursery. What is it about flowers that incites happiness, evokes memories, inspires romance? A brilliant fuchsia. I love its ornamental buds. They look like paper lanterns!
Another sign that spring is in the air… my Aka Karaine hot radish has bolted. Since this was the first crop I ever planted, and also the first I harvested, I feel like a mother watching her beloved child leave the nest. Sigh… it had a good run.
Isn’t it amazing how a medley of seasonal vegetables plucked from the garden this morning could go from this… … To this gorgeous garden salad!
An Alaska Variegated nasturtium seedling (Tropaeolum majus). Seed from Botanical Interests. Some people consider nasties to be weedy, as they grow everywhere once you get them started, but I hope to fill my garden with them — just so I can have pretty flowers to throw into my salads!