Each month on the 15th garden bloggers around the world post what’s blooming in their gardens. Here’s what’s blooming in mine. Thanks to the May Dreams Garden Blog for the idea.
I’ve never participated in the Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day, but I’ve enjoyed seeing what is blooming in other people’s garden each month, so I decided why not start now? Each month on the 15th garden bloggers around the world post what’s blooming in their gardens. Thanks to the May Dreams Garden Blog for the idea.
‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin-y; and not just in baked goods, though those are delicious. Porches, store-fronts, and even parks are all decorated with pumpkins, squash, and gourds at this time of year. And it begs the question: what is a pumpkin and how is it different from a squash or gourd? (Or maybe only I wonder about these things?)
If, like me, your basil plant(s) performed well this year, and are still going strong thanks to the still-warm temperatures, I’ve got a quick and easy recipe you need to try.
Thanks to my friend Alyssa for sharing the deliciousness with me.
Pesto Cream Cheese Spread
Process all ingredients in a food processor until well blended. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
Enjoy on all your toasts for the rest of the season.
What’s your favorite way to use basil?
Continuing the theme of purple and green foliaged plants, I’ve got another oldie but a goodie for you: Prayer Plant, also known by it’s Latin name Maranta. Among my first houseplants – if not the first – I’ve had this one going on twelve years. Maybe thirteen? It was gifted to me by a college friend for helping him through one of our soils classes. I figured was a pretty good trade-off: I needed to study anyway and I got a free plant out of it! Win-win.