FO shot of my #Ranunculous sweater, which surprisingly looks better on me than the dress form (no modeled shots forthcoming,though—I’m recovering from a minor surgery). This took less than a skein and a half of @leadingmenfiberarts Show Stopper base in the Upside Down colorway. Love it! And there’s a beautiful butterfly on my grandmother’s Rose of Sharon bush. That’s a good omen, right?
So in addition to my knitting, I usually have a decent-sized garden in my little 7,600-sf lot. However, this year my garden has been sorely lacking. We had our house resided and since my garden abuts the house, my plants got a very late start and they are foundering. Ironically, this sugar pumpkin plant grew out of my compost bin and has been providing us with a healthy helping of flowers on a daily basis. Thus, we've been spoiled with stuffed squash flowers for breakfast or lunch. And there are actually a few pumpkins appearing...#knittingandgardening#stuffedsquashflowers#sugarpumpkins#gardening#oddplacesthatplantsgrow#knitterswhogarden#knitterswhocook
A year ago, we moved to this property. A huge section of the garden had been left untouched for several years. Think of overgrown Narnia. 🌱
With the help of an incredibly hard working, driven friend, we’ve begun reclaiming the raised beds. I couldn’t be doing this without her. Watching this unfold is magical.... 🌟
Ahhh who knew I had bluebells growing in my garden. These little casualties didn't make it but I will continue to enjoy their presence for as long as they last. The rest were saved and re-planted. Oh and that tulip though 😍 #bluebells#prettyflowers#gardening#knitterswhogarden
I saw these charmers blooming happily in my front yard the other day. This is our fifth spring in the house, and it’s the first time I saw them. Pretty, leafy vine was about five feet high already! Anyone know what they are? #volunteerplants#spring#gardening#knitterswhogarden
The last honey harvest for the season - it’s thick, dark and spicy 😋I’m slowly transitioning my two hives from the country to my urban, inner city backyard. 🐝🐝🐝
Water and florals are a big issue in country Victoria during the summer months- poor lil bees struggle to survive.
I now live close to the Yarra Creek trails, in Melbourne, so water and native flora will be very accessible, as will the hundreds of flowering gardens in the neighbourhood.
🌱Health tip: I made some thyme tincture from freshly cut thyme steeped in vodka. It releases the oils into the alcohol, ready for internal use. It’s an expectorant- expels mucus from the lungs and aids all coughs bronchitis, throat and chest sicknesses.
Take s spoonful in water 3-4 times a day....with a bit of raw, organic honey. 👌🏽