Thursday, February 28, 2013
Bottle trees are believed to capture evil spirits during the night. Once inside the bottle the evil spirits are trapped and desolved in the morning light. So if you need evil spirits desolved or if you just like how cool they look, come by and get your bottle tree.
Posted by Lara Sweet at 2/28/2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
An armillary sphere is a model of objects in the sky which consists of a spherical framwork of rings of rings. They are centered on the Earth.
Erastothenes (276- 194 BC) invented the armillary from the armilla or circle or bracelet. It's modern use in the garden as a focal point and centerpiece is common.
The flag of Portugal contains an outline of an armillary which was used as a navigational aide for Portugese sailors.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Rosemary Skewered Chicken
12 inch of rosemary cut at angle (easier to skew)
Salt and pepper
Cut Chicken breast into 1 1/2 inch cubes. Skew onto rosemary skews. I cut the rosemary at an angle so it is easier to push the chicken onto. Leave the leaves on if you like or you can remove them, whatever your preference. Salt and pepper to your taste. Put on sheet pan in a 375 degree oven and cook 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Make extra for next day salads. Enjoy!
Posted by Lara Sweet at 2/09/2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Most plants and shrubs that you might plant in the ground can be used in containers. This creates a unique long lasting planter that can be spruced up with annuals to freshen look.
Alternatives to the low light boxwoods might be Fatsia, camellias or Varigated Aucuba.
Sunny containers are easier to plant because Palms, grasses, little gem magnolia, or arborvitae.
Posted by Lara Sweet at 2/02/2013