Sunday, May 31, 2009
A Day in the Garden
We spent the day in the garden yesterday, Viking Man and Feche Boy adding considerably to the garden area, the rest of us weeded, mulched, moved plants and planted more and we celebrated by eating our first garden salad; romaine, green and red leaf lettuce. We've been sharing with the bunnies but decided it was high time we took a cut. Salads constitute many an evening meal during the summer time: last night we added to the lettuce garlic chicken, grape tomatoes, fresh parmesan cheese, carrot shavings, low-fat Cesar salad dressing, and served it alongside banana bread muffins warm from the oven and iced green tea with lemon. KB added a centerpiece of purple bearded iris, chive flowers and catmint leaves to our garden table which sits between the perennial flower bed and the peonies. Then it was back to the garden for more weeding, mulching and planting. We were all stiff, dirty and tired at the end of the day but the gardens are looking loved and the veggies and berries, herbs and flowers are looking great.