Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Time for lillies

Black Beauty lily Hybrid
Cahaba Lily

Cahaba & Tiger

Black Beauty

Tiger Lily asiatic

Friday, June 25, 2010

Plums harvested from Ed's plum tree (there were more-- but, eaten). I never knew a plum tastes so good and sweet. These are so much better than what you get in the store!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Cut a stem from an orchid that had finished blooming ages ago... stuck in water and surprise!
It put on a bloom stem and bloomed!

Purple Hydrangea

Varigated Hosta bloom

White lacecap Hydrangea
The heat has really been tough on the hydrangeas...they are not as pretty as ususal.

Blue Hydrangea

Japanese Fernleaf Maple



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hot June

A stroll along the drive

A whimsical plant feels like chenile

This "Maize" came up where we feed the birds.

Small pink daylily

Phlox with a butterfly feeding.
Yesterday I bragged on Ed's blackberries. I made a cobbler last night. Wow! It was so delicious!.
Here is the recipe for anyone who is lucky enough to have some berries. It works for blueberries and others.
Preparation time: 10 minutes Servings: 6 Cook Temp: 375
4 cups blackberries
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 large egg
1 cup sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
6 tbsp butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place fresh blackberries in a lightly buttered 8" square baking dish; sprinkle with lemon juice. Stir together egg, sugar and flour in a medium bowl until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle over fruit. Drizzle melted butter over topping. Bake for 35 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes. Serve warm with/without a side of your choice: vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Blackberries in the freezer!
Ed put 5 quarts of blackberries in the freezer yesterday. Many more are on the vines. We have several thornless blackberry vines. He has potted several to share with others. If you are local, give a call and come get one.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010