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

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

vinca minor

spring has come to midland when my front lawn borders are filled with periwinkle blue flowers.  one of the best ground covers, that will grow beautifully in sun or shade, has to be vinca minor. 

i planted beds of vinca the first spring we moved into our home, and have been enjoying the beauty ever since early 2008.  the very dense roots hold nicely into the ground and form light green soft leaves early in the springtime.  as the summer progresses, the leaves become thick and dark green.

periwinkle survives cold weather nicely and usually lasts for decades without any care.  i plan to enjoy these beautiful beds for years to come.

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