Dave’s Aurora 2017

Dave’s Aurora 2017

Friday, July 22, 2011

Garden Moments...

Finally, we have had a very brief break in our hot weather...55 degrees this morning greeted us and I headed out to the gardens for a bit of tidying up. This past week has brought a lot of growth and I discovered tiny tomatoes, summer squashes and cucumbers all being formed. My wilted gardening spirits improved tremendously when I spied this taking place...
We have 4 blueberry bushes and I will be picking in a few days...if our bears don't sneak in during the dark of night! They are definitely near by...


And one of my favorite places to be is the little herb garden in the morning when the oils are so intense on the leaves...a great time to bring out the herb basket and gather parsley, sage and thyme to dry. What? You ask - No rosemary? I don't dry that - preferring it freshly trimmed.


 Something new in the garden this summer...Honey Melon Sage. A pretty herb with sweet smelling leaves and neat little tubular red flowers.
Tomorrow I will be taking a "gardener's busman's holiday" - along with a friend that I don't get to spend much time with; we are off for the day on a tour of 3 gardens in Southeastern Wisconsin. Will be taking the camera along so hope to share our adventure with you. 

All for now...it will seem strange to be taking a break from quilting and being in my own play yard...but I anticipate returning with lots of inspiration!


Have a great weekend and stay tuned for a Quick Summer Giveaway to be announced soon!

Pat

8 comments:

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Beautiful garden photos. Stay cool! And enjoy your trip

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you for stopping by and I can't wait to hear what your hubby thinks of the art. I love the idea of what you chose to have drawn.
...catching up with wonderful blog reading! Thank you for stopping by!

JCnNC said...

Looking forward to the pictures of your garden tour. Enjoy. Judy C in NC

Lainee said...

We also had a brief brake from the heat here last week (daughter down from WI then)...one day it was 70 at noon. It felt great even though it was a little misty.

Look forward to your pictures of SE WI...I'm heading back in November.

Yes, fresh Rosemay is so much better, especially when used to roast sweet potatoes.

Carla said...

Hi Pat,
thanks for the visit to my blog. I envy your blueberries! I have been buying them at the local farmers market for weeks now and enjoying them with vanilla yogurt, but I do wish that I could grow these beauties.

Your herbs looks so beautiful and lush.

Hope you enjoy your garden tour!

Pondside said...

I hope you had a great day, Pat. Your little herb garden must smell heavenly. I've never heard of that sage - sounds lovely. Watch out for those bears when you pick your blueberries!

Friko said...

That's good, take a day off and enjoy yourself.
I too pick my own herbs and salad greens fresh from the garden. it's such a pleasure to be able to do that.

Pomona said...

We have had such a grey dreary summer - our tomatoes are not ripening at
all! Have a nice trip.

Pomona x

lemonverbenalady said...

Love honey melon sage! Don't see it very often. Always buy it when I do see it! Always nice to be in the garden when it is comfortable!