Tuesday, July 5, 2011
A few of my favorite things - July
Okay, I'm just loving this Agapanthus x 'Monmid', Midnight Blue! Full sun, zones 6-11. Continuous blooms
all summer into fall, foliage 2 ft. tall, flower stalks 3-4ft. Divide clumps every 2-3 years.
Love the pattern on this hosta, forgot name - 'Stained glass'?
A couple of years ago I found this one in Vermont.
Someone attached a thick slab of wood cut from a single tree and painted the base a gloss black.
I use it in the potting shed and the garden.
Not as nice as the first on, but still a "favorite thing".
I think I paid $10.00 for the first base with no top and $25.00 for this one. Can't beat that.
They make great tables!
They were amazing ! They tasted even better than they look. I really try not to eat wheat, but I so cheated.
Starting from the left the flavors are:
Almond Joy cup cake, a chocolate cake with coconut filling topped with an chocolate cream cheese frosting flavored with almond edged in toasted almonds.
Next is the Orange thyme cupcake. A vanillia cake infused with fresh orange juice, orange zest and fresh thyme, topped with a orange butter cream frosting, flavored with pure orange extract, garnished with sugared thyme sprig and orange zest curls.
Next is a Funny Bone cupcake, Hersheys chocolate cake, with a peanut butter filling, topped with dark chocolate ganache, garnished with a peanut butter filling rosette and a chocolate design.
Last is the Lavender white chocolate cupcake. A fresh lavender infused vanilla cake, with lavender flowers, topped with a white chocolate frosting garnished with edible gold spray and a sugared lavender sprig.
She made everything from scratch...YUMMM.
Juncus effusis, Quartz Creek Soft Rush zones 4-11 full sun to part shade
Some of the "pinks" I'm loving...
The leaves have a "few" holes..maybe Aphids," But look Ma, no Rust!" (yet) lol
So, I was thinking of starting " A few of my favorite things" link up, is that what it's called?
Where you could post whatever is making you happy in the garden - is there one of those posts already?
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