Philomena and her snapdragons~
Snapgragons! Look at them from afar and they are pretty..but up close? Even prettier..Frills and curls and buds..all make these the perfect cottage garden flower..and for cutting?
Adorable in vases.
And within a few days..so many more..
I find they go very well with Philomena♥
She's named Philomena after a client I had in the past..her name was Philomena..and this statue was in her garden..she was selling the home she had shared with her companion....
Moving into an apartment.I couldn't bear to see the statue be sold.with the house..in case the people did not like to garden..So I bought it...the day she did her yard sale..w/ a rolling pin and a meat tenderizer/mallet..vintage of course..
She weighs a ton..and is slowly losing fingers..hands..the base..
...moss grows out of her head..she's rusting away in some parts.
I love her as much as the day I brought her home in much better shape.
My gardens are waning waning waning..the dahlias are still strong and I have sunflowers to bloom..but only the annuals ,phlox,hydrangeas..rudbeckias,..coneflowers and sedum are putting on a show right now..
Oh and the herbs..will miss those~
Now onto the buns..
Fun to make little snail shaped buns..
Aren't they pretty?
After making 2 the rest were easy..
I made half the recipe for 4 buns.
I know I am a bread machine lover but for 4 buns..I used my hands..
You can find the delightful recipe ..
Best eaten same day~IMHO.
And I found a great little yeast conversion site..
Hope you enjoy both sites..and one day grow some snapdragons~
They are prolific..
Bought some Parrot Tulip bulbs..for planting..next Spring I will be happy I did..
Bought some garlic..received some garlic..will plant..next July I will be happy I did..
Planning slight changes in the gardens.My shovel will be ruthless this fall.
Shovel pruning..roses..and things that have been telling me for the past few years..that they are miserable here..or just too comfy.
Nothing major..I think a tidying up..is needed.
In more places than one..
I don't know why but since the tree I loved went away..some of my gardens have lost their charm:(
C'est la vie.. ce sont les saisons..
On y peut rien.