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

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

first lilies of the season

today the first lilies of the season opened in the garden.  since many of them were consumed last year by a family of hungry bunnies, this year comes with a welcome celebration for their blooming.

the orange lily photographed to the right is mrs. backhouse, given to me by a midland gardening friend.
i have over 40 lilies planted in the garden with a combination of asiatic and oriental lilies selected.  their colors were selected in a combination of pinks and whites.  even though they were moved from last year's unprotected location outside of my picketed fenced area to within the garden, i have continued to protect their bases with green coated chicken wire circles.  still, a few hungry bunnies have managed to chew a few of the grouping. however, it looks as if i have over 30 plants that should produce blooms this year.

these lilies should offer several weeks of color in the garden and will complement other perennials in bloom/

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