Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A yard full of Wild Flowers!

Did you know you can get a batch of wild flowers from your local seed shop that is deer resistant. If you are in an area where deer can be a curse to your yard, this is a great investment. Just like any other wild flower mix the first year -- nothing to shout about, second year -- you will get quite a show and by the third year and there after -- WOW-EEE...You will have a nice flower bed throughout the entire summer. When you finally approach fall and on into winter you let the beds reseed themselves for the summer to follow. With a little water, lots of sun and very little weeding you can have a pretty showy yard..

Third year, as you can see you get a good variety of color. 

True Pink!

There are so many poppy buds I can't wait to see them all in bloom.
   Happy Gardening, Betty Jo

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fresh Mint Tea

If you are one of those people who plant mint because you just like the thought of having mint available to you or in your yard and realize it can act like a weed and take over the entire bed. Here is a great Tea recipe I came across in the HOBBY FARM AND HOME Magazine (march/april 2013 issue). 

Fresh Mint Tea

2 packed cups mint, washed well
4 whole cloves
2 tsp. honey
4 cups boiling water

Place leaves in a suitably sized teapot or other container with a cover. Add cloves and honey. Pour boiling water over all, and let steep for about 20 minutes, then strain and serve. Can also be chilled for later use. 

Serves 4
ENJOY...I know I will!