Monday, June 01, 2009

onion bulbs and lavender
For Today...

Outside my window...90 degrees! Vivid summer colors -- blue skies, white puffy clouds, everything green and flowery...soon, we'll move into the softer, hazy skies and colors of a southern summer, but, today, all is bright.

I am thinking... how nice it is to have a fan blowing on me and a glass of water by my side.

I am thankful for... a new Bible on order

From the kitchen... still pondering what I shall create

I am reading... still in the gospels.

I am hoping... to get some important things done.

I am creating... pillowcases, crocheted dish strainer --

Around the house... time to do a little tidying and freshening

One of my favorite things... swinging with dearest in the swing that hangs off of our back deck.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...See the onions above. These are the first onions I've ever let go to seed. They were planted last year, and I failed to pull them up before winter came. Now, they're growing and going to flower and seed. Don't laugh; these are actually the remains of a bunch of green onions I bought in the grocery store produce department last year. I stuck the ones I didn't need in the ground. I found that if you have green onions left over and you stick them in the ground, they will take root and keep growing. You can pull them up when you need them. As you can see, I didn't use them all, so they're still growing away. I am fascinated by the dome shapes they form right before flowering, so I'm just letting them go. I planted leeks alongside them last year, so some of what I'm seeing may actually be the leeks. At any rate, I think they look neat -- Don't you? I assume that once they've gone to seed like this, they might be bitter to the taste and no longer usable for cooking. Does anyone know?



TopazTook said...

Do you cook with the lavender as well? Your picture makes me wonder what some sort of lavender and green onion dish would taste like. (Sorry, I don't have an answer to your actual question about the onions.)

Elizabeth said...

I know you can cook with lavender, but I've never tried. I mostly grow it just because I like having lavender around. I do make some pretense of bringing some indoors to use for scenting things. And, I like the fact that it attracts bees to the garden. But, mostly, I grow it because I think it's a romantic plant to have in your garden. Lavender and onions -- maybe, you've created a new masterpiece!

mrs.marcum said...

aww thank you for sharing your heart with us ladies through blog world! I am so glad that I have found you and look forward to some time that I can just sit and browse through your writing.

Your post on Mon the 25th has blessed my heart greatly.

Blessings to you and your family.
Deanna Marcum

lizzie said...

If those are leeks they produce the most lovely purple flowers - the bees and butterflies love them.

Grandmother Wren said...

Hi Elizabeth,

I’ve added a Mr. Linky at Grandmother Wren’s to make it easier for the Summer Daybook ladies to find each other and share our daybooks while Peggy is on vacation.

Please stop by on Mondays and add your link –
I’d love to have you!