Monday, March 16, 2009

ST. Patrick’s Day…Showing My Green…

Cuisine Kathleen is having a St. Patrick's Day Party...Lets go...

Showing my “Green” for a St. Paddy’s Day lunch…

image "The Wearing of the Green" symbolizes the birth of springtime.

image Irish legend states that green clothes attract faeries and aid crops.

I’m not superstitious but I’m certainly for anything that might make things a bit better….I’ll take any help that I can get…

So here’s my on-line version of “wearing of the green”…

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The Southern version of “Tea”

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A green basket for the lemon in my “Southern” Tea…

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A green cabachon in my lampshade…

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Zoe and Sassy have their green on..

“One Lucky Pup” shirts…

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I think we’ll have dessert first…I’ve always wanted to do that…haven’t you?

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Some green salad fixin’s…

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This green plate is perfect for my green salad…

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mmm…I could use some fresh “green” Rosemary…

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The perfect Salt shaker has lots of “green” …

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Even St. Patrick’s Day Parties need a “taste of the tropics”…in the form of a Hula skirt on the lamp…

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Dreaming and Planning for some “Blue”

We haven’t seen any blue skies around here for so long, I had to Google blue skies in order to see them,

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…and water, well, we’ve had a lot but it certainly isn’t anywhere near blue…so I Googled blue water…

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…and then I Googled Blue Flowers…

and got my very favorite blue…the blue Plumbago…

I know they grow abundantly in some places but in NW Tennessee they are not seen much…I love to grow them and have for the past five years…If you haven’t tried one in your garden, do, I think you’ll be pleased…

Blue flower 3 by Peter Heilmann.

Blue Flower on Maui (Substance D Scanner Darkly Flower heh) by WidgetPhreak.

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Plumbago is native to South Africa, and is a popular ornamental in subtropical gardens in Florida and California.

Plumbago does best in light, sandy soils with good drainage. Note: they are not cold hardy… Light: Full sun. Flowering will be reduced in partial shade. Moisture: Plumbago survives with little watering once established, and is considered moderately drought tolerant. Hardiness: USDA Zones 8B-11.

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Plumbago is a tender perennial with profuse blue flowers. It loves the heat, doesn't mind our long, humid summers, and is reasonably drought tolerant. Disease-, pest- and deer-resistant, Plumbago is also known as Skyflower because of its sky-blue color. It blooms even in considerable shade.

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I’m off to find out when my favorite garden center opens…

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