Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Strawberry Season

It's almost over, but we have had a great strawberry harvest. We've been picking about 2 quarts every other day for 3 weeks. I've been freezing some for desserts and making lots of freezer jam. I used to make cooked jam, but freezer jam has such a fresh flavor and color. Put some on a slice of homemade bread toast or biscuits, and it's heaven!

Here are a few things blooming right now:

I have always wanted a rose covered arbor, but that wasn't going to happen until I got over my fear of growing roses. So a few years ago I threw my trowel into the rose growing ring, and bought several climbing and shrub roses.

And voila'! As it turned out, roses aren't that hard. We just give them lots of compost and water and they bloom like crazy.
And lastly, I found a great place to take pictures of the garden border- from our deck. Why didn't I think of this before?

Thank you to all who sent well wishes about my foot. It is healing nicely from the surgery, and best of all, I can work in the garden again!


Kerin said...

Everything looks so inviting! You've done a beautiful job of planning your gardens :)
I'm glad that your sugery went well and that you are on the mend.
Do you mind if I ask...... what type of foot surgery did you have??
I need surgery on my foot to correct plantar fascia... and I have been too chicken to do it for 10 years.
Hope that you have a great day... take care of yourself and keep getting better.

Kerin said...

Thanks for the info. I need to just bite the bullet and do the surgery. I should do it in the fall too..... but it's my favorite time of year. Maybe in Jan. when we're frozen in :)
Our youngest son has suffered with a ganglion cyst on the inside of his wrist for years. The Dr. was able to apply pressure the right way and pop it. Ever since then, Spencer will do the same thing. However, the last time it filled with fluid, he wasn't able to get it to pop, so he may have to have it removed surgically.
Hope you are feeling great today!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love strawberries! OH MY! They look wonderful! And your flowers are gorgeous! Take care of yourself...try not to do too much! ♥

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Thank goodness your foot is allowing you in the garden. I wish I had room to grown strawberries like you do. What a wonderful was to save and enjoy later.

Anonymous said...

Your updated header looks beautiful, amazing how everything is starting to fill in. You have many talents Cindy. I've never made jam. There is nothing better than homemade jam on toast! I love seeing pictures of your gardens they are just stunning... Your last post would have been perfect on the herbal bouquet, hint! hint!. I'm happy your foot is healing looks like you have alot to do.
Have a great Saturday,
Hugs Rosemary X

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Summer wouldn't be the same without strawberries and canning! Love your beautiful garden and glad you are recovering well!