Welcome To My Garden, My Memories, And The Joy They Have Brought Me.

Welcome To My Garden, My Memories, And The Joy They Have Brought Me.

Month: May 2018

ALL-AMERICAN APPLE PIE

ALL-AMERICAN APPLE PIE

ALL-AMERICAN APPLE PIE The apple is the one fruit that everyone seems to like. The All-American Apple Pie is relished in every household, even though many ladies these days cave in and buy them at the bakery. I grew up rolling out pie crust and […]

THE JOY OF SPRING FLOWERS

THE JOY OF SPRING FLOWERS

THE JOY OF SPRING FLOWERS The weather has finally cleared up, and the earth is blooming. Iris, peonies, and poppies are among my favorite Spring Flowers. They take so little effort since they keep coming back every year. And after shoveling snow for months, I […]

SWEET SOURDOUGH STARTER

SWEET SOURDOUGH STARTER

SWEET SOURDOUGH STARTER Back in the 1970’s, the “Herman” Sourdough Bread craze began. Everyone ran out and bought a crock, a wooden spoon, and delved into the mysteries of the bubbling ferment. No one seems to know where the name came from, but “Herman” the […]

GROWING GLORIOUS PEONIES

GROWING GLORIOUS PEONIES

GROWING GLORIOUS PEONIES No doubt, your Grandmother’s garden was a showcase for growing glorious peonies! This flower has been grown and cherished by generations of avid gardeners. When choosing your plant, it comes down to the color or blend of colors that you like best. […]

GRANDMA’S CORN BREAD

GRANDMA’S CORN BREAD

GRANDMA’S CORN BREAD This recipe was known for decades as my Grandma’s Corn Bread. It was actually taught to her by my Great-Grandma who had learned it from her own Mother. The nearest that we can date the recipe is the mid-1800’s. It looks suspiciously […]

PLANTING FRUIT TREES

PLANTING FRUIT TREES

CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLANTING LOCATION FOR YOUR FRUIT TREES Planting fruit trees in the right location is as important as choosing a variety that will survive in your area of the country. Growing your own fruit at home is a great family activity, but careful […]

PLANTING BERRIES AND GRAPES

PLANTING BERRIES AND GRAPES

PLANTING BERRIES AND GRAPES Choosing the right planting location for berries and grapes is of primary importance to your success in growing these plants. They each come with their own special “personalities.” Ignoring these idiosyncrasies is a recipe for disappointment. Berries that flourish when grown […]