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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nuts, bulbs and My Special Project

Today is National Pecan Day!! My favorite nut! I found this very delicious web site that offers many pecan recipes. Why don't you try it out? 
raw pecans

Beautiful morning sunshine is coming through the windows. Milder temperatures, creeping up the thermometer are making me happy! Lots of spring bulbs are popping up around the yard. Is it really Spring?  It must be, I just received a beautiful catalog in the mail for spring bulbs. The bulb people know how to do it...because if I had the funds, I would order just about everything in the book!! Order now, plant in the fall. My husband always grimaces when these catalogs arrive. Or when I say: "I'm off to the plant nursery". 

I am beginning a Special Project this spring. Besides my regular garden plantings which include veggies, herbs, perennials and annuals, I am planting flowers for use in my daughter's wedding. The wedding will be taking place outdoors, at the old Irish castle, Beardslee. To pretty up the event, my daughter asked if I could make planters of flowers to place around the area where the ceremony will occur. Naturally, I am happy to comply. It will be a pleasure to grow flowers for her wedding and I will track the progress of the Growing on the blog.

Bunny MacGregor
Introducing Bunny MacGregor who will be supervising my gardens. I have a basket full of seed packets, and  will be referring to Ellen Dugan's book Garden Witch's Herbal for my magickal planting needs. I will be making the bridal bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres as well. Most of the flowers for that will be purchased, though I am hoping to have some of my garden flowers to add to the array.  So, expect to see a report at least once a week about the Wedding Garden.

Blessed Be!


Raethan said...

Wedding Garden!!!! I am so excited! I'm glad everyone will get to share in the growing progress too. Thanks in advance for all your hard work, Mama!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Pecans are my fav too! That is so nice you're growing flowers for your daughter's wedding. My mom did that for one of my sisters. Used mason jars tied with pretty ribbons and filled with wildflowers, daisies and sunflowers and gave them away at the end.

mxtodis123 said...

I absolutely love Pecan Pie, so sweet and sinful. I've been getting things together for my herb garden as well. I'm so looking forward to it.

SharleneT said...

I did NOT know it was National Pecan Day, but I am soooooooo ready. Just finished putting up 40# of those puppies and only 2 cups were in pieces, the rest complete halves to do with as I choose. Love that. Very much looking forward to pix of the wedding flowers. Have an absolutely great day!

Lady Caer Morganna said...

I think growing flowers for your daughter's wedding is a fabulous idea - there is nothing like the personal touch! My mother-in-law offered to bake the bread we used in my husband and I's Handfasting ceremony. It was such an honor for us and it meant A LOT more to us than buying it in a store somewhere!



Magic Love Crow said...

National pecan day? Never heard of that! Thanks Robin ;o) I think it's so special, that you are using flowers out of your garden, for your daughter's wedding! I can't wait to see everything! Take Care Robin!

Jessie said...

Mmmmm those pecans look nice! I've never used them in cookng before, maybe it's high time I did! :)xx