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

Sunday, June 13, 2010

lamb's ear and loosestrife

my lamb's ears are doing very well in the herb garden this year.  i enjoy this plant for the flowering spikes, although i realize that deadheading helps the plant's overall growth and maturity.  my lamb's ears are spreading and i plan to divide them this year in the fall.  the soft grey leaves and the woolly feeling when they are touched makes this plant one of my favorite herbs in the garden. planted next to my lamb's ears are chives and thyme which are also blooming right now.

this is my first year growing yellow loosestrife.  although the purple cultivar has been banned in several states due to the invasive nature, this yellow variety seems to be more compact and cooperative.  i plan on shearing it down to keep it blooming longer.

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