it's that time of year

it's that time of year

a middle tennessee garden blog

finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee

dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee

Monday, April 25, 2011

from the garden to the table

purple sunrise astra
wild strawberry blossoms

it is a tremendously exhilarating experience to harvest
food from your very own garden.
lemon balm

it is what gives me hope in the winter months.

it is what i love to do in the spring, summer and fall.
raised bed of lettuces, herbs and flowers.


onions and garlic

lavender astra

being able to walk out of your front door and bring
in all this goodness for your family for dinner is amazing.

perfect fixings for a dinner salad.

winter green lettuce
red oak~leaf lettuce
chives blooms
lemon balm
variegated lemon thyme

from the local farmer's market...asparagus
speckled leaf lettuce

happy springtime gardening.


Meems said...

Dear Marmee,
It is a delight to see your raised bed gardening such a success this spring! There is truly nothing more tasty than 'garden to table' edibles. This time of year is most inspiring. I hope you and your family had a very happy Easter. ***Love and hugs***

Darla said...

Everything looks is a treat to harvest your own edibles isn't it?

Rose said...

Looks delicious, Marmee! You're so right--there is nothing as satisfying as putting your own fresh produce on the table. Not to mention how much fresher it is than anything you can find in the supermarket.

marmee said...

thanks meems...we have been enjoying our raised beds and what they are producing. it's been a great spring. today we are watching the floods and hoping it isn't going to affect our beds.
we did have a wonderful easter....hope you did too.
hugs and love to you.

marmee said... is a wonderful treat.

marmee said... was such a great salad and what a taste. fresh is the best. hope all is well with you.

Lola said...

Marmee, that salad looks yummy. It is so nice to bring food to the table that you have grown. My onions are ready. Bush beans are blooming. Strawberries are delicious. Peppers growing like gang-busters.
Can the blooms of society garlic be eaten? I have mine in the rose garden to help them.
I hope all is great for you & family.

Dirt Princess said...

Very nice!

marmee said...

thanks lola,

glad so many things are growing so well for you. i did ask about the garlic blooms and they are edible. so enjoy.

marmee said...

dirt princess,

thank you!