Monday, October 18, 2010
We carry hanging baskets but this is riduculous. Hotel Indigo in London England is where this gigantic flower baskets hangs. It's a bit heavy weighing in at more than a quarter of a ton. And the 20 foot by 10 foot basket hangs 25 feet in the air. The fabulous part is the 100 plus varieties of flowers that fill the basket. Gives new meaning to think big. . .
Photo Credit: InterContinental Hotels Group
Posted by Lara Sweet at 10/18/2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
The Charlotte Garden Club is kicking off their Annual Bulb Sale October 18th at the Mint Museum. Jeff Drumm will be talking about how to plant your bulbs and which ones would be the best for your garden.
Tulip bulb varieties include Lady Jane, Tinka, Big Smile, Menton, Blueberry Muffin Duo, to name a few. Daffodils bulbs include Barrett Browning, Ice Follies, Mount Hood and February Gold. Specialty and amaryllis varieties will also be for sale. To buy bulbs come to the meeting Monday October 18th at 7pm.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Let's just say how wonderful these cool days and cooler nights are. But with the cooler nights herbs and plants start to prepare for winter or die. Basil doesn't really prepare so much as freeze out and die so don't waste it. Use it or store it or dry it.
My favorite way (and the fastest) is to put it in the blender and whirl it with some olive oil. It should be a little thick. Pour into ice cube trays; freeze, then when winter gets here (winter is bound to happen sooner or later) pull out a few of those cubes and pop them into vegetable soup. Or for a really fast dinner, thaw a cube and toss with a little pasta of your choice. Maybe some parmesan cheese. Viola! Dinner.
The same can be done with parsley, cilantro, mint or a mix of herbs. You could also use butter instead of olive oil. Yummy!