Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.

As I share recipes and information from my kitchen, I invite readers to comment and share ideas along with me in this blog. I am looking to increase followers to my blog, so that I may learn more about cooking and gardening.

Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

angel food cakes

angel food cakes
this kitchen is seasoned with love

Thursday, June 17, 2010

dianthus and delphinium

two flowering perennials in my garden are blooming quite nicely this year, although neither has reached a full maturity in age.  for the second year, these flowers have shared their lovely blooms in june and add delightful color to my perennial beds. to protect the dianthus from the bunnies, i added a ring of green covered chicken wire at the base for an extra level of security, and so far, those plants that have been protected with the wire have survived the family of babies this year.  right next to the delphinium is planted a large group of pink hollyhocks which have never bloomed since the bunnies seem to find them every year before i can protect them.  they seem to be the first plants that they search out in the spring, while i am busy doing other work in the garden.  within the tuteur to the left of the delphinium are morning glories which are growing nicely from seeds, and should be vining soon.

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