Spring in the garden

Hi Everyone
 Happy Tuesday
 to garden and grow food we can pick and eat for dinner
Last year we had a bumper crop of artichokes 
{My husbands favorite}
This years crop has already blessed us
 We also have tomatoes and strawberries
 in  bloom
 This morning the weather is glorious 
I am grateful the bunnies are still in the backyard eating the grass
 not in the front garden eating the new
 strawberry and tomato buds
 I did spot a little bunny 
 watching me this morning

 The tomatoes were planted from seed
so far they are doing well
 going from greenhouse to garden we have lost a few in the past
 but they seem hardy and
 there are  already several yellow buds
 There is nothing like a fresh picked juicy tomato from the garden for our summer salads
Artichokes are   so delicious
I never had an artichoke until I was dating my husband 
 it was so fun to share one with him on our dates 
 we still 
to share them with each other
 here is the recipe we use for our fresh cut artichokes
 Cover the artichokes with water and the ingredients below  bring to a boil lower heat and simmer covered for 45 minutes
 2 tablespoons Italian salad dressing
 a bay leaf 
juice from one lemon
so easy

It is going to be another summer filled
with delicious fresh food from the garden

romantic saying for today
"From the seed of this day let our love grow as the tree grows
  reaching down to build strong roots"



  1. Oh Pam, how divine to have such gardens bringing you nutricious healthy food and beauty as well.

    It is such a blessing.

    I love artichoke too - never though of planting them, will have to tell my gardener hubs about that!

  2. Lovely garden pictures. Artichokes are so delicious, and when they are accidentally not harvested in time and you get those spectacular blossoms instead...Wow. Love that...

  3. I am amazed that you have artichokes and that even your ladder is pink

  4. Can I just say I LOVE YOUR PINK LADDER!!!!!!!!! Lovely post, thanks for sharing your pretty garden.


  5. Your garden is amazing! I can't wait for it to warm up here so I can get my hands dirty.

  6. Hi Pam - I just love artichocks! Not only for eat, but also for decoration they are beautiful and remain a long time, even dried! Look at my kitchen, I have some as a decoration!
    Hugs, Barbara

  7. This is what we should all be doing. I am so proud to know you. Big props, my friend.

  8. Fantastic garden images, Pam.
    You are living a garden fairy's dream, seriously!
    I love artichokes but have never made them at home.
    I may have to try this recipe!
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. thank you for such a beautiful post. Loving your adorable bunny. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  10. of just kill me now with that precious pink ladder. love it!


  11. So nice to see your wonderful garden! It's so tidy looking of course! Love your bunny shot! I hope it just flourishes for you!

  12. Cute bunny! I love the pink ladder. I have one like that, I may have to paint mine!


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