It’s not a secret that I heart all things Baker Creek. A couple of weeks ago I was able to get the book by Jere and Emilee Gettle called, The Heirloom Life Gardener The Baker Creek Way of Growing Your Own Food Easily and Naturally. I’ve been pouring over it and I must say, this is a book you’re going to want to get!
The throwback Thursday today is Caladium. I really like Caladium, for years we lived in a house that had no direct sunlight. We had large Pecan and Live Oak trees shading the lot. I had to literally chase the sun with my potted tomato and pepper plants.
A Great Shade Plant…Caladium
However, I was able to grow beautiful Hosta, Impatiens and Caladium. All those lovely shade loving plants.
Have you ever seen a Dragon’s Egg? We have! In actuality, we have seen many this year.
The cucumber girl is at it again.
Now is the time to be setting in motion what you’ll be growing in your fall garden. It is time to plan your fall planting.
If you wait until summer wanes, it will be too late.
Basil is a great plant. So what do these three things have in common: Red Rubin Basil, Herbs, Preserves?
It’s easy to grow, versatile in cooking and smells and tastes divine.
The Paisley plant this week is Red Rubin Basil. An upgrade to Opal basil, Red Rubin is a hardy, gorgeous red/purple that really pops in the herb garden.
If you have been reading The Paisley Carrot for a while now, you know I’m crazy for cucumbers. If you are just tuning in you should know, I’m crazy for cucumbers. I really love growing cucumbers of any sort, but this year I have a new (to me) variety that is trying to pry top accolades from the tendril grip of the Lemon Cuke.
This brilliant new (to me) garden star is the White Wonder Cucumber. Today it’s the throwback.
So, I’m still fighting an infection of some sort. Ibuprofen and Goldenseal tea are my two best buds. However, yesterday evening I got dressed just enough to not shock the neighbors and went to do a quick inspection of the garden. I had decided I may need to make a list of tasks for the Parsnip to do if anyone was in desperate need of anything.
All was quiet on the garden front. Our abundance of rain coupled with warm (okay, hot) weather has left my garden feeling rather smug about herself.
This fine variety of heirloom cuke earns a place in the Paisley spotlight.
Today is the first day of summer! So happy summer! It’s the longest day of the year (or the shortest if you live on the other side of the world).
- a time for home made and carted popsicles.
- swimming pools or swimming holes.
- firefly lanterns and sleep outs.
- lemonade on the porch and watermelon in the fridge.
- secrets with friends.
- daisy chains and banana bikes.
- pirates and princesses.
- grandparents and cousins.
It’s the first day. What are you going to do with your summer?
Make it paisley!~KeriAnne
All photos courtesy of Dan Soulsby/Soulsby Farm.
“I would find it hard to believe that anyone would be ‘for’ GMO’s. Why would you be? Why would anyone (even if they’re not a health nut) want to put something with the words ‘genetically modified’ into their bodies?” Dan Soulsby worked in Hollywood, but dreamed of returning to his native Ohio to start a farm. According toThe Soulsby Farm’s website, his opportunity came during the 2007-2008 economic downturn that left him without his job and the impetus to move. Running his “very small farm” of under two acres with his wife Mindy, these two graphic designers by day are hoping not only to grow their own food, but to bring properly grown harvests to those most in need in their community via a non-profit, Project Garden Share.