Thursday, May 26, 2011
May garden cookies
As I was walking through my gardens the other day, I was overwhelmed by the beauty of so many of the flowers. In bloom right now are evening primrose, spiderwort, roses, orange scotch broom, clematis, peony, painted daisy, bleeding heart, poppy, iris, dianthus, ninebark, weigelia, wallflower, spiderwort, columbine, and salvia. Putting on a pretty good show in the herb garden are culinary sage and nasturtium.
Deciding who to use as cookie models was difficult, but here are the chosen ones. Leading the pack are roses.
I have a slew of knock out roses, (which are SO EASY and bloom incredibly well) and some climbers as well.
Most of the time I don't go for short lived perennials, but I do have one major exception, peonies.
They are one of the best cut flowers I know of and I fill my house with bouquets of them. I like pink and I like hearts, so bleeding heart is a favorite.
My daughter Isabelle loves these as well. From small flower to large and showy flower, we have clematis.
My favorite one hasn't bloomed yet. It is a deep merlot color that is divine. But, stealing the show right now are the poppies.
And now for my all time favorite flowering shrub, the coppertina ninebark.
The photo doesn't do its coppery/burgundy foliage justice. Ninebarks rock. My weigelias are loaded with flowers right now, but I didn't do a cookie of them.
But here is my dog Nellie posing and smiling for the camera in front of them. Isn't she cute?
So here are all my cookies together, making their own little garden.
Wish you could join me for afternoon tea and cookies!
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