The Garden




The liatris is blooming and I'm so glad we planted it last year.  The butterflies love to visit.  They flutter about and seem to enjoy the blossoms.  I really love the purple color and I think it would make a superb sweater, right?


In the above photo, Frodo had to be in it, he is attracted to fame and the camera.  Whenever he sees me pick up my camera he is alert and ready to a) strike a pose, b) runaway from being photoed-probably a bad hair day for him, or c) accompany me outdoors which he loves to be!


Yep, that's his little body in this photo as well.  I've mentioned this before but I am so lucky that my husband loves to water and tend our garden.  I just document the growth, harvest, and cook, my kind of partnership!  I'm thinking of making some basil pesto and tossing it with some noodles. Yum!

Are you eating from your gardens yet?  If so what?

Comments

  1. Your garden looks great Karen. Our garden is almost finished for the season and we are getting ready for the fall garden which will be
    planted in a few weeks. My herbs are still okay, but I'm not sure how much longer they will hang on before the heat gets them [or me]. I really can't complain, it was a good season and there is always next year.

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  2. Oh how I love happy gardens!! So far we are gobbling up a lot of basil around here and waiting on everything else still. Cant complain though, pesto is the best! If you have extra basil this year, I head that it can be blended in the food processor with a little olive oil and then poured into ice cube trays to be frozen for later use! Hello fresh herbs in the middle of winter! Have a happy Thursday :)

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  3. your garden looks beautiful! i don't have much basil this year, so i can't imagine being able to make pesto any time soon. enjoy whatever you make! :)

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  4. That looks a healthy garden! And sounds like it works well too. I'm having problems with the chickens digging up my lettuce...arrghh!

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  5. We have eaten most of the radishes. I just made kale chips which we gobbled. And lettuce. We've eaten tons of lettuce. Everything else is a little farther behind because I waited to plant the warm weather crops in the hopes that it would snow again (ha wishful thinking). But they are growing nicely and I can't wait for the first cucumber!

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  6. It's looking good! Our garden just got planted yesterday (we're slow here!). Would you share the basil pesto recipe? I've never made pesto but LOVE it!

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  7. The garden looks so great! Please tell Frodo that he does improve the quality of the photo. He's made for fame. Pesto sounds delish!

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  8. Decided not to have my "garden of weed'n" this year and take break. I miss it though but not weeding all the paririe grass. I bet you will enjoy a delicious harvest- the basil looks so good...loving the little snippets of Frodo :)

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  9. No garden this year, but hopefully we are someplace soon where we can plant again. The main growing season will be starting when we return from DC.

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  10. your garden looks lovely! i love the partnership you and your husband have arranged :)

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  11. liatris mm new to me thank you! I will look out for it this summer I love purple and butterflies in the garden.
    Love Leanne Nz

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  12. Your beds are so tidy! So far we've only eaten squash and herbs.

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  13. Everything looks so great Karen. We are eating kale, Swiss chard, strawberries, snow peas, garlic scapes and herbs from our garden right now. I think I will head out and pull a few beets tomorrow morning for juice. There are a few zucchinis that should be ready soon and lots of green tomatoes.

    Love your veggie beds.

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  14. oh,yum is so right!! my daughter reported that our garden is a total jungle since we left!

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  15. Your garden looks so wonderful. Isn't amazing to have it right out your backdoor?! We have had tomatoes, squash, zucchini, kale, cucumbers and soy beans. Can't wait for the corn!

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  16. Lovely! I need to weed so badly... but it's too hot to be out there! Hoping I can get in the dirt some tomorrow when Amante will be around to help!

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  17. Love your garden. Mine us slowly growing and I found out a critter ate all but two of my lettuce plants.

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