Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Book, Chives and Trees

A couple of weeks ago I borrowed this book from a friend and have hardly been able to put it down. Its a collection of essays by Sharon Lovejoy who is my all time favorite garden writer. She writes about living with nature in the garden and after reading her essay on moles I actually like them now. And wasps! I won't be as afraid of them now as I was. As Sharon says, I will still have a cautionary respect for them from afar but but I won't dislike them as much. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. She also has a wonderful blog that you can find on my sidebar.

This is some chive vinegar I made after reading Lemon Verbena Lady's Herb Garden blog entry from a couple of days ago. Isn't that a beautiful color? That's after only a few days. Her blog it also on the sidebar.

Here are the promised pictures of the new dogwoods that we planted yesterday. I am so excited to have them here. The whole front looks so different. And now I have more room for perinnials. Can there ever be enough? (Room or perennials?)

Here are what the early blooms on the dogwoods look like. They are going to be really nice against the gray house. Since they are just starting to bloom we will get to enjoy them this year.

So, have a great afternoon and ta ta for now!


Jennifer said...

I saw the recipe/post for the vinegar too, but my chives are still in bud! Very beautiful vinegar! Let me know how it tastes and what you will use it in. Your dogwoods are very pretty. I like dogwoods a whole lot more after living in Tennessee. They were everywhere and make such a beautiful statement. Brought home 2 van loads of a tree for my new stick fence yesterday. I may get more from this same person. If it doesn't start storming today I'm going out to dig up sod along the front sidewalk. Love You!! Jennifer

lemonverbenalady said...

I love Sharon Lovejoy's Blessing of Toads. That's where I first found her in the Gardener magazine. I'm going to be meeting her in a couple of weeks. Can't wait! Your vinegar looks good!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

I dropped in for a catch up with you and found my book mentioned! Thank you so much for your kind words. I LOVE MOLES! and am glad you've come into the fold of worm appreciators.

Love the vinegar and I always love to do chive and opal or cinnamon basil. Such great color and taste.

Sending love from Prairie Pedlar in Iowa where I am giving a program today. It is a wonderful garden setting and I'll post pics in the next couple of days.

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I haven't seen that book yet, but it sounds like one I'd really like. The chive vinegar looks good too.
I love Dogwoods, one of my very Spring bloomers.