If you live in upstate New York, and currently smell sweetness in the air, it is quite possibly the heavenly scent of Black Locust trees in bloom. Robinia pseudoacacia grows 40-100 feet. In early June, it has wondrous clusters of white flowers which look similar to wisteria. I have several black locust trees on my property […]
Making Elderberry syrup by Betty Fikes Pillsbury “Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!” If you are a Monty Python fan, you will recognize that quote. If you are not a Monty Python fan, look it up! Folklore holds that sitting under an elder on Midsummer allows one to see the […]
“Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.” – Richard Brinsley Sheridan Some of the roses grown in my garden include: Row 1: Constance Spry, Alchymyst, Paul’s Himalayan Musk Row 2: Rugosas: Therese Bugnet, Rubra, Alba Row 3: Konigen Von Danemark, Eglantine (leaves smell like green apples!), Mary Row 4: […]
Are dandelions taking over your “lawn”? Dandelions are healthful and pretty darned tasty. Forage your lawn – one that has NOT been sprayed with any chemicals. Betty Fikes Pillsbury shows you an easy refrigerator pickle recipe for the buds of dandelions. Here’s a video showing how to make Pickled Dandelion Buds…delicious!!