Our first (very little) roadside farm stand opened today. Of course, there are plenty of fresh eggs along with jams, jellies, pickles and apple butter from the larder. There are also a few bouquets of peonies available. As the season progresses more fruits and vegetables will be added. It looks like the red currants are . . . → Read More: Now open!
Last fall I began experimenting with jellies infused with herbs, so this spring I decided to do the same with early blooming flowers. My first effort took advantage of the abundance of violets we have all over the property. While it takes longer than one might think to pick two cups of violet flowers on . . . → Read More: You’re Turning Violet, Violet!
Right after the daffodils bloom the hyacinths pop out of the ground. We have just a few on the property, all planted by the previous owners, probably after receiving them as Easter gifts. Though not my favorite flower in the garden, I do like the white ones in a vase. The scent is incredible.
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Now that all kinds of plants are poking up out of the ground and the first flowers of spring are starting to bloom, I’ve added a new category to the blog, Flowers Inside. Here I will post the simple arrangements of seasonal flowers that we love having throughout the house. The arrangements are rarely fancy . . . → Read More: Narcissus Inside