Saturday, October 29, 2016

Season's End

A long, warm, dry fall here in Colorado.  Temperatures are still in the low 80's just days before Halloween. Global warming is a fact, idiot politicians and their masters to the contrary.  While it is still a joy to see the flowers, this is not particularly good for the gardens. Their life and growth habits are optimally served by the cycle of the seasons.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Green Tomato Sauce

For those not sure what to do with green tomatoes at the end of the season may I suggest a green tomato, garlic, olive oil and onion sauce to be combined with pork and green chili. Depending upon the tomato they may need to be blanched before saucing or placed in a crockpot.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Hulthemia Rose

One-hundred and forty years ago a seedling of Rosa persica, the hulthemia rose, was brought to the Luxembourg Gardens from her desert home in Iran and the surrounding area. Today they are available in hybrids – usually shrub roses, but they can be floribundas. Their central distinguishing feature and what attracted western hybridizers, is their eye.  Most of them are named with reference to their eye or their area of origin, Persia or Babylon. Thus I invite you to look into the eyes of Rosa persica and know the meaning of beauty.

These are not my photos. They were found on a free image site and largely attributed to Pinterest.