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Herb Steeped Vinegar and Ancho Chilis from the Garden
January 7, 2013, 11:57 am
Filed under: in the garden, in the kitchen

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Borage Blossom Ice Cubes
August 7, 2012, 10:01 am
Filed under: in the garden

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I’m growing borage this year, decided entirely on whim after reading the back of the seed packet at the store. I didn’t know much about the plant, so there’s been a lot of reading up on how to use it. Borage flower ice cubes are a popular notion. Several sources note borage “gladdens the heart,” and why wouldn’t it? Who can look at pretty, true blue blossoms and not be gladdened.



Morning Glory
August 11, 2008, 8:12 am
Filed under: in the garden

I started these from a freebie seed packet earlier in the year and transplanted them outside at roughly the same time as I planted the daylilies. They’re growing up the railing of the raised front porch (this pic is looking over the railing down at the ground) and I see them each time I leave in the morning. They are the most amazing blue.

Lovely, lovely.



She Wore Lemon
June 17, 2008, 12:13 pm
Filed under: in the garden

To follow up on The Daylilies Don’t Mind. I’ve got five blooms so far, and they’re all beautiful pale lemon.



Not A Weed
May 30, 2008, 7:18 am
Filed under: in the garden

The daylily bed hasn’t been mulched yet, and as a result I’m getting a lot of little weeds sprouting up. This particular young plant I’ve been pulling out by the handful. I’d no idea what it was, but as the adjacent yard is nothing but weeds, I assumed this had blown over (or had been buried dormant in the soil) and was a weed too.

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The Daylilies Don’t Mind
May 29, 2008, 12:20 pm
Filed under: in the garden

Remember those free daylilies I got on Craigslist? Their foilage hasn’t been that pretty since planting, with the cut leaves slowly turning brown, but after a weekend of completely leaving them alone (not watering them, not looking at them, not thinking, “Man, I need to get that newspaper down”), look what I found. They’re going to bloom!



Herb Update
May 19, 2008, 4:11 pm
Filed under: in the garden

The basil is booming. It’s way overdue for being transplanted. I am giddy at the thought of pesto all summer long (especially since the cheap basil at the farmer’s market has gone up in price a dollar and is no longer cheap).

But the spinach? How poorly it’s doing! I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with it.

So this weekend I got down on my knees and looked at it carefully.

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