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Archive for April, 2011


Eating From the Garden Today

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

My husband harvested our first fingerling potatoes this evening.  Its hard to get any sense of their scale from the photo, but the largest ones were not quite three inches long.

First fingerling potato harvest, April 2011
First fingerling potato harvest, April 2011

He sauteed them in garlic and olive oil, and served them with an asparagus omelette made with fresh eggs laid by my friend Bonnie Manion‘s “girls.”

What more could I ask for a Sunday evening supper!


Garden Serendipity

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

This amazing combination caught my eye this morning as I arrived home from running errands….

Spring morning color tapestry
Spring morning color tapestry

Chartreuse blooming Euphorbia wulfenii, deep purple bearded iris, and  Arctotis ‘Big Magenta’ make an amazing display.  They were originally planted in different locations but somehow, magically, they’ve drifted together.   Another lovely example of garden serendipity…