Can you find all six buds on the water lily? Six promises of loveliness to come!
I hope Zip the Chip wasn’t watching, but I had to use the shovel again today.
A yellow swallowtail butterfly flitted through Cedar Hollow a couple days ago. I’m sure she was searching for a parsley plant which we usually have. That is her favourite place to lay eggs. I dug one of the parsleys out that was being overshadowed by a vigorous hosta and planted it in the bed above the pond. Hopefully, the two of us will be out in the garden at the same time . . . the swallowtail and me . . . and I’ll be able to photograph her.
It’s hard to gauge how fast hostas grow. Two of the red busy-lizzies edging the back- fence garden were complaining that they were being treated like second-class citizens, and that the hostas were encroaching on their territory! To settle them down, I moved them to a spot beneath the lilac by the deck that was calling for something bright.
Have you ever picked lettuce that you didn’t plant? I’ve been pinching leaves off for a couple of weeks now. No, I’m not trespassing in someone else’s garden. Whatever gave you such a thought? The seeds just sprouted from last year’s crop in the garden on the wall.
Do let me know if you try this made-in-Ontario recipe:
Mom’s Salad Dressing
Mix in blender and put into double boiler:
2 tblsp. all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. turmeric
1-1/2 tsp. dry mustard
½ c. cider vinegar
½ c. water
Stir in 1 cup of cane sugar (from Bulk Barn)
Add ½ tblsp. butter
Cook until thick. Add a little milk before serving if it’s too thick. Enjoy!