Monday, May 21, 2012


I've written and re-written a post explaining my friend break-up several times.  And I still can't figure out how to tell my story without writing a rambling, revealing novel.  So until I figure that one out...and I will because I do think it's important to at least in a small way share this story...we are going to look at some garden pretties.  I am waiting with baited breath for the peonies, my absolute favorite, to bloom this week too.  But the iris are just stunning around here lately. 

My favorite!  In person, they are a stunning deep, royal purple.

Even my chives and scallions are pretty.  Below are scallions that were free.  I post this every summer but if you are looking to try growing something, scallions (green onions) are the very easiest things possible.  So when you pick up a little bundle at the grocery store (usually in a bundle of 5-6), save the root bottoms.  Many sites tell you to put them in water but I have never once done that.  I just bury then in soil.  Any soil.  As long as it gets a good amount of sun.  In a very short period of time, you will find yourself with new onions.  Rinse, wash and repeat forever and ever.  Some of the roots in this bunch go back five years.  It is quite possibly the most low to no maintenance thing you can grow.  And they over-winter beautifully.  Truly the veggie that keeps on giving.  I plan to make vinegar with the blossoms this week. 

I literally stopped to smell the roses, among other things, this weekend.  And it was exactly what I needed.  Oh how I dream of one day having a yard big enough to grow more than a few tomato plants!  Until that day though, I'm a lucky girl to have a little collection of beautiful flowers and veggies growing in my tiny city space.

1 comment:

REBrown said...

Very pretty - our lavender is blooming now and it smells amazing.


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