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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

Monday, July 5, 2010

lavender and baby's breath from the garden


one of my favorite fragrances in the garden is lavender hidcote.  i arranged several plants in a circle surrounding my sundial in the garden.  the lavender is in full bloom and i couldn't resist cutting some for my sun porch. my gyposphila paniculata is in bloom as well and compliments the bouquet.

my gyposphila is a perennial and has tripled in size in three years.  it produces a wonderful display of tender white flowers and this year, i plan to dry them for the first time.

both lavender hidcote and lavender munstead grow well in my garden producing two different colors of bloom and wonderful fragrance.

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