Earth Day – April 22,2017

 

Saturday !   We Celebrate  Earth Day ! What are you doing today to help celebrate?

Go outside and Enjoy the Earth   !   Lisa

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Here some Activities for the kids

Earth Day Coloring pages

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Let’s Read a Book –   Amazon Buy Link

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My Container Garden

Good Morning ! Everyone  at  Lisa’s Everyday Life

Today’s Garden Post is a look at my Garden. Since moving back to Louisiana I have been trying to garden in a few diffrent spots in our yard. Looking for a nice sunny spot that I could grow a few vegetables -to enjoy with my family.  By no reason I Am a great gardener but I like to try. We only have a small grocery store here and vegtables are limited.

 

We tried the back yard but hat didn’t work out – So this year I decided on the front lawn. My only concern was the place and lawn care. With that in mind I decided Containers were a way to go. Now I could buy something but why not use something I already owned. Save money for more plants.

 

My New garden is in rubbermaid containers -that we had sitting in the closets . Drilled a few holes and filled with container soil and ready to Go. They are sitting on bricks to drawn and can be moved for ease of mowing.  Lisa

They are doing great and hope for a bumper crop.

What I planted-

Roma tomato. Small eggplant. Squash, zucchinis and cucumbers.

My seeds – are hot peppers, lettuce, carrots and baby bok choy .

I also have a herb garden that I keep going all year long.

Another Happy place – My local garden center !

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Food Craze- Edible Flowers

Good Morning !  Thursday

Today let’s Chat about Edible  flower s – yes those flowers in your yard. Have you tried it?  Most are in salads or decorations but are safe to eat. . This is one of the newest food craze – but be careful what you Eat. Lots of markets  already sell them cleaned and packed for consumption but  if you want to eat your own be careful .Take a look at these articles before eating. Lisa

Here’s some Links From the Garden Channel

What’s Cooking America      Edible Flower Chart

 

Here  my arden list –

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Roses- used in jams, jelly all types are edible.

 

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Dandelions –  blooms can be used raw or stewed. Green stems in salad .

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Daylilies – petals used in salads.

 

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Gladiolus – (antlers removed) – can be used in salads.

 

And lets not forget  those – johnny jump ups,pansy,violas,carnations and impatiens. Lisa

  • Please make sure they are cleaned and not sprayed by pesticide free. Please don’t take any chance – know what you are eating. The link are filled with great information.

Ready to Try it –  Cooking With Flowers

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Garden Vegetables Recipes – Chow Chow

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Chow Chow Recipe ( basic recipe)

5 lb green tomatoes chopped

3/4 lbs of cabbage

2 lbs onions

1 cup sugar,1 cup vinegar  And salt & Pepper to taste.

Place in jars – Keep refrigerated. Makes a great gift.  Lisa

 

Chowchow (Chowchow, Chow Chow) is a Nova Scotian and American pickled relish made from a combination of vegetables. Mainly green tomato, cabbage, or any vegetables you have. . These ingredients are pickled in a canning jar and served cold.

 

Gazpacho

 

1 cup peeled tomato /chopped

1/2 cup of each- green pepper,celery cucumber and onions

1 tsp parsley,chives

clove garlic / minced

2 cups tomatoes juice

2 Tbsp. wine vinegar & olive oil

1/2 tsp. Worchester sauce

Salt & Pepper to taste

Mix together. Cover and Chill . Serve cold.

 

Do You Color? Adult Coloring Books

Do you Color ? Adult Color books is a 12 million dollar industry – Everyone has a diffrent reason why – But I do it t Relax –  Here are some great color books to try – Some of my favorite images to color is floral .  Lisa

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Kristy’s Spring Cutting Garden: A Watercoloring Book (Kristy’s Cutting Garden) Paperback

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The first in a series of seasonal watercoloring books based on artist Kristy’s Rice’s cutting gardens, this book celebrates spring’s profuse blossoms such as peonies, magnolias, pansies, and Eastern bluestar. Her easy-to-learn, joy-driven approach includes simple tutorials on how touse watercolor and where to find affordable materials. A stationery-industry tastemaker, Kristy believes that making art, regardless of skill level, has thepower to reconnect us to each other and ourselves. Touching brush topaper with water and color releases an inexplicable calm that so many ofus long for, and making art, even in short bursts, brings us back toourselves by slowing time.With 25 detailed, yet whimsical illustrations, artists are invited to continue the journey begun in her first watercoloring book series, Painterly Days.

The Summer Edition is now on Pre-Order

Pre- Order Now from Amazon

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Book Spotlight- Blue Dahlia

Perfect for Book Club Tuesday !  Since we are talking this week about the great outdoors-

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Buy from Amazon

Against the backdrop of a house steeped in history and a thriving new gardening business, three women unearth the memories of the past in the first novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts’ In the Garden Trilogy.

A Harper has always lived at Harper House, the centuries-old mansion just outside of Memphis. And for as long as anyone alive remembers, the ghostly Harper Bride has walked the halls, singing lullabies at night…

Trying to escape the ghosts of the past, young widow Stella Rothchild, along with her two energetic little boys, has moved back to her roots in southern Tennessee. She isn’t intimidated by Harper House—nor by its mistress. Despite a reputation for being difficult, Roz Harper has been nothing but kind to Stella, offering her a comfortable place to live and a challenging new job as manager of the flourishing In the Garden nursery.

As Stella settles comfortably into her new life, she finds a nurturing friendship with Roz and expectant mother Hayley and a fierce attraction to ruggedly handsome landscaper Logan Kitridge. He’s difficult but honest, brash but considerate—and undeniably sexy. And for a sensible woman like Stella, he may be just what she needs…

Don’t miss the other books in the In the Garden Trilogy
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Red Lily

From the Amazing Nora Roberts – Book 1 in her Garden Trilogy . A great read . Enjoy  Lisa

Mom’s flowers

Flowers from my Mom yard!


My Mom and Dad are the true farmers in our family. There yard is prize winning and a joy to look at. Iam trying this year with some flower seeds planted in my planters. Keeping my fingers crossed they come up – l enjoy having flowers in the house. Lisa