Pulmonaria Honey

Originally posted on Words and Herbs:
The flowers of Pulmonaria come in various shades of pink, purple, and blue. There are also white ones (e.g. Sissinghurst White), and a true blue one (Blue Ensign) which has plain green, not variegated, leaves. I have even seen a scarlet red one. They self-seed and hybridise, so the white and blue may eventually change colour. But I don’t… Continue reading Pulmonaria Honey

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

We celebrated the first day of Spring with these Pink Lemonade Cupcakes.  They have a lovely, light lemon flavoring.  Thanks to Alyssa Brown for this yummy recipe. Pink Lemonade Cupcakes 1 1/2 Cups Sugar 6 Tbsp Butter 1 Tbsp Lemon Zest 3 Tbsp Thawed Pink Lemonade Concentrate 2 tsp. Vanilla 1 Drop Red Food Coloring 2 Large Eggs 2 Large Egg Whites, Whipped 2 Cups … Continue reading Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Bulb Mixes for Continual Spring Bloom

After a long day at work, isn’t it welcome to come home to a crock pot filled with warm, simmering stew?  After the kneading and rising of yeast, nothing is better than a golden brown loaf of freshly baked bread.  Food recipes require a short time of preparation and then give us comfort and sustenance.  Flower bulb recipes take longer to ‘bake’, but the  flowers … Continue reading Bulb Mixes for Continual Spring Bloom

Rose Hips

I recently had a friend ask me, ‘what can I do with rose hips?’  so I thought I would do a little digging and find some answers.  Seeds make plants.  Plants make flowers.  Flowers make fruit.  Fruit makes seeds.  It’s a never-ending cycle.  Rose hips are simply the fruit, or the seedpod of the rose plant.  They are produced after the flower dies and often … Continue reading Rose Hips