Flower Fridays: Herb Garden

Several of my herbs from last year are coming back—some sage here, thyme there and the always-robust chives and mint are re-emerging. I love the smell of herbs in my garden but even better—I love to use them in cooking. Recently Andy and I discovered the yumminess of goat cheese mixed with mint and parsleyContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Herb Garden”

Magical Moment Mondays: Fresh Cut Pine

I was walking down Second Avenue in the 20s when the scent hit me—the fresh, crisp and comforting scent of pine. It is that time of the year again, the time when the Christmas tree sellers from Maine and Vermont and upstate NY are in New York City, ready to sell their wares.  The treesContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Fresh Cut Pine”

Flower Fridays: Lavender

Lavender—a term used to describe such a lovely fragrance, color and flower. All are derived from the beautiful Mediterranean flower Lavender. I love everything about lavender though I seem unable to grow it! I have tried but the plant just doesn’t return. I just don’t have enough full sun and low moisture areas in myContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Lavender”

Flower Fridays: Lily

The lilies are a full bloom in our garden right now. What wonderful fragrance they provide me while I walk through my garden. Every year we have a large batch of daylilies bursting that look like a firework display they are so tall and lively. We will need to divide them after they have bloomedContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Lily”

Flower Fridays: Peonies

June weddings were made for peonies! You might think it is the other way around, but I say what better excuse for a wedding than the heady days of peony in full bloom? I absolutely love, love love, peonies! Each year, I can’t wait for them to pop open in June in my garden. TheyContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Peonies”