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!