Good morning! I thought I would show you what is happening in my garden this summer.
This moss lined planter hangs from the tree in the front yard. A few weeks ago, the girls and I were coming home from the grocery store. It was late on Sunday afternoon and we saw a yard sale sign. The sale was over, but there was a small pile of things with a "help yourself" sign. So I did. :0) The planter had two small geranium plants growing in it and I added a few impatiens.
Benjamin's sunflowers are doing well. Here it one of them this past Monday morning, a single petal starting to uncurl.
The very next day!
I planted my first Hosta this spring and I never understood what all the fuss was about them. That is, until it surprised me with this pretty bloom!
Three days later, the flowers look like stars!
The Wisteria by the front porch has really taken off. I'm hoping to get some flowers this coming spring.
The fairies are staying cool with their house surrounded by the ivy and herbs. A dragonfly watches from above.
Lastly, if you enjoyed my "Once Upon a Time" story about our toad, you will be happy to know that he is having a great summer! :0)
Ok, now it's time for a snack. How about some peanut butter cookies?
I have been using this recipe for several years, they always disappear quickly.
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1. Cream the butter, and sugars. Add eggs and blend. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and stir until well blended.
2. Measure out tablespoonfuls of dough and roll into balls. Place 3 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Make criss-cross pattern with fork.
3. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) 8-10 minutes until set, but not hard. I take mine out just as they are beginning to brown and let them finish cooking on the cookie sheet.
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com
Thank you for looking at my garden pictures!