The herbs are so happy!
As the hydrangeas are..
..the first to bloom are always the Annabelles..piles of them..everywhere..so many we will have to remove some..yet again..
they are what summer afternoons are all about~
The hydrangeas you see w/ Maggie the Lilies peeking out ..also harbor an obelisk type structure..where a clematis scampers up and weaves it's way in the hydrangeas..:)
I thought this book..Edible Paradise..a coloring book would be good for me to learn to draw edible shapes..like the other few coloring books I have but don't color in..
It's a sweet book.
When I pick herbs..for our meal..there are always extra..put them in a vase w/ water..they are like flowers and will stay fresh until the next day..at least.
I made pesto that day..a huge handful of basil,garlic..parm cheese ,s and p..and pine nuts..just a small container full for a pasta dish the next day.Just put it all in a food processor..
We have had a glorious summer so far.. what summer afternoons were made of when I was much younger it seems.
Or maybe I am appreciating them more now..
At one point you realize you have less summers to enjoy..than summers you have lived..
I think that makes us appreciate them more..the sunshine:)
The growing of things..even if just pots.
The wearing of flip flops and baggie summer dresses.
The fresh produce,open markets,big like my brocante on Saturdays..
or small ,on Thursday afternoons..
..blue skies,summer rains.
..it's a classic this year.
A superb classic knock on wood..
The kind where we sprayed Sun In in our hair and hung out at the pool..(I only did this after 16..prior to that I was a pool pariah,don't ask..)
Nice moments in time.
Debbie's husband Joe grows garlic too..and they posted their harvest on Instagram..and that gave me the go ahead..to go ahead..Thanks Debbie and Joe..
So I harvested it..and cleaned it a bit..and now it's curing in the potting shed until I clean it well snip of the tall leaves..and bring it in to enjoy all year..
garlic is the garden gift that keeps on giving:)ALL year long..
except we have noted we need to double our harvest next year.
I have been asked if our potting shed is cute inside..because outside..I say this humbly..Jacques did a great job of it..Fred helped with the trusses and I helped w/ the siding and shingles..
so here is the answer..no... it does not follow the pretty rule inside..
cement floor..super great..poured concrete..but rough interior..our garlic hangs everywhere right now in my potting section..
Jacques' part is bigger ..at least 3 times mine..for tractor/lawn mower..and LOL if you can believe it ..inside his side double doors..I have shears hanging..for a makeshift summer photo studio while I take online lessons:)
Have a lovely weekend~