I’m joining The Novel Bakers
with Gathering in the Garden:
From lifelong friends, artists, and gardeners, comes a delightful little gift book full of ideas to transform ordinary events into garden parties, complete with menus and recipes.
I had a little Gathering in the Garden inspiration and fun with Shelley Snow’s scarecrow, May Rain, and my version of her and her sidekick, Will Rain. . .
Shelley Snow’s watercolors and incarnations of her other “garden ladies” were equally charming~ “Angel Biscuit”, “Any Day Now”, and “Miss Vidalia”. . .
I caught the
garden lady fever. . .
Easy and fun to create with a garden trellis,
a 4 foot section of rebar and cable tie.
Add a few twigs, landscaping burlap and a $4.00 dress.
A hat to keep her hydrangea curls intact. . .
a little spanish moss,
and trim some shrubs while you’re at it. . .
Meet “Birdie”. . . the bird lady,
definitely not a scarecrow.
Shouldering a few nests and
with her bucket of seed. . .
I decided to quench my thirst with a mention of tea time with Miss Vidalia in Gathering in the Garden, but decided on an iced version with the heat. . .
I filled a birdbath with ice and
made some herb infused simple syrups
to add some garden flavor.
Sweeten your tea with syrups infused with herbs,
flavoring it at the same time!
For mint, you will need 1/2 cup packed fresh mint; for rosemary, you need about 4 generous sprigs; for lavender, 2 tablespoons fresh or dried culinary lavender.
In a small sauce pan, combine your herbs of choice with equal parts sugar and water; bring to a boil, let the sugar dissolve, and remove the pan from the heat. Let liquid cool completely; strain through a fine sieve. Use about 4 teaspoons of syrup per tall glass of tea. Syrups will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Provide a few party
My bird ice scoop was a
birthday gift from my sister.
And zinc bird tags were also a recent gift
making a transcontinental flight!
Joining The Novel Bakers
for Gathering in the Garden.
Look for more gardening gathering on
Friday, September 6th!