Friday, April 3, 2015

Gnomes, gnomes, gnomes



See what I mean?  It has gotten out that this is a gnome-friendly abode.  They are tucked in here, there and everywhere.

There be gnomes in her garden!

Gnomes are tucked in here and there amongst the flowers and potted plants.  There are a handful of these bearded fellows in my garden.  I wanted to create a magical fairy garden, but instead of fairies, gnomes appeared. Whimsical and charming, cheerful and hardworking; these fellows do not disappoint.

Bits and Pieces

Delphinium

Mrs. Beasley
Every morning I am in the garden, first thing.  Earlier this Spring, I did a number of plantings, bits and pieces of garden whimsy tucked here and there.  Mrs. Beasley has found a spot next to the yarrow patch, Coronation Gold.  The blue, blue delphinium are stunning, highlighted by white primrose plants, all of these harbingers of springtime. 

Springtime 2015

Has it been that long since my last gardening post?  Spring is here and I find myself back in the garden.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

White Sage Infused Honey

White Sage growing in the garden

Harvested white sage, hung to dry

Dried sage leave, infusing in honey
I had decided to grow white sage in my garden, having read that this is the variety of sage used for cleansing or smudging, and medicinally as well.  In the hot, dry climate of Temecula, my sage plant thrived, although I had to spray the leaves from time to time with water, to be rid of pesky aphids.  White sage has a very strong odor, pungent and almost overpowering.  When the plant was fully developed, I gathered my sage and hung the branches to dry.  Recently, I was suffering the beginning twinges of a sore throat.  Honey works well to soothe my coughs and minor sore throats issues.  I had read about herb-infused honey and the medicinal properties of white sage.  So there you go...I have white sage and honey in a jar, steeping in the sun.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

White Spanish Onion, summer harvest

O beautiful White Spanish Onion, I have waited patiently for you to grow.  See how round this one is?  14" circumference and perfectly shaped, I have plans for this one.
Sprouts growing in the garden
Summer harvest
Tah dah!  Time for yummy goodness!