A Little Bit About Gardening
Archive for June, 2012
Today’s temperature is to break 100 degrees, I can think of nothing better than using the sun’s heat and some herbs from the garden and make sun tea. Growing up in Texas, we did this often; so to try it here in Chicago is a nice throwback to my youth. I’m using Chocolate mint, but [...]
Right here in Chicago at Kedzie and Addison, the Brew and Grow turned their curb into two small gardens with tomato, dill, pepper, and basil!
Nothing says summer quite like a sunflower. Lovely composites, made of many florets. I let these grow from the bird feeder this year, along with a florist bouquet that I planted with flowers ranging from reds and oranges. I look forward to seeing their smiling faces. There’s nothing more cheerful. In fact, this weekend while [...]
This spring and summer has seen everything bloom early, but never did I think I’d see a chrysanthemum have buds in JUNE! Many things have been surprising. The fact that peonies, iris, and rose are all over or giving us a last few blooms is a little different. While watering this morning, I even [...]
I started a bit of lettuce. Luckily, it’s a romaine called Freckles that is heat tolerant. I thought I’d look up some new salad ideas and came across a minted bean salad from Vegetarian Times which sounds delightful. I share. 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil 1 clove garlic salt and pepper Whisk [...]