Sunday, May 11, 2008

And For the Encore

If the ornamental cherry tree is our focal point then the apple tree must be the encore. It has an elegant branching system and the blossoms not only look spectacular but they smell just divine too.

The bush peony is starting to bloom. I am not sure it is in the best of locations as you must hunker down a bit to look the flowers in the face.

The pink azealea, even in it's old age, manages to be a 'show off'. In the front of the bed you see three types of lettuce/greens, which we began eating last week. It gives salads a real zing to have mesculun and French sorrel, added to loose leaf red sail and green lettuce.

Today I harvested some of my rhubarb and made a Rhubarb Custard Pie. I used my mom's recipe (the 1/2 teaspoon of grated nutmeg and the 3 eggs are the special ingredients). However, I did decide to use brown sugar instead of white and I used less sugar overall. It looks scrumptious! Time to 'dig in'. If you all were here I would share, REALLY, I would!


Anonymous said...

We are sure enjoying your blog.
MMMMMMMMMMMMMM the rhubarb pie.
Dad may want me to help him cheat a bit and make just one pie!! It is full of pottassium.


Diana said...

I was just just eyeing my rhubarb out the window yesterday and thinking of a rhubarb crisp. It's still got a week or 3 until it's really ready but mmmmmmm.

I love using edibles in with the pretties.

Lynn said...

Yum...I think mom should come here and make us one. I don't make pie crusts too well;)
Great update of the garden and life outside.
80' yippee. We are nowhere near that but here it is coming this weekend.

Wicked Gardener said...

Is that a picture of your yard, with the pretty mosaic? It is so pretty it looks like a botanical garden!