Unpacking, laundry and cleaning house was first priority -- the garden second. Yesterday, I started in front and weeded the front beds (three trash bags full) and today was time to start on the back. For Linderhof's garden is a "high maintenance" garden!
Some beds were weeded and all the pots were emptied of their pansies and after lunch with a friend, I made the round of garden centers . . . . and came home with a carful of plants for the pots for the summer.
The bad news -- selection was not prime -- plants were picked over and only leftovers were left. The good news is that most plants were half price or less!!!
By the time I had weeded, lunched, bought my plants and came home, a gentle rain was falling and so in the rain, I planted!
The iron pots with pink geraniums and a concrete pot with some pink and ivory colored petunias.
And the back window box with petunias -- the supertunia variety that have, in my opinion, very pretty coloring.
A day in the garden always means an easy dinner.
Half a chicken and a bottle of ginger teriyaki marinade makes for a tasty chicken dish served with mostly white and wild rice. The chicken and marinade are baked in a slow oven while I planted my carload of plants. The rice is also done in the oven. It's easy -- twice as much chicken broth (or water) as rice. Put in a baking dish and stir. Cover (I use foil) and bake at 350 for about an hour.
It's Friday and I'm joining Michael at Designs by Golllum for Foodie Friday.
Lovely planters, dear. Wednesday evening when we were at Lowe's. . .I was thinking the same thing. Time to take advantage of the lower prices and finish filling up the planters here on the Prairie. Your gentle rain was our heavy storm. Electricity off 4 hours during the night; however the birds are singing early this morning.Ah~h~h...JOY comes in the morning!
Those flowers will perk right up now with you tending them. Always nice to get them at a discount. I'm hanging on to my pot of pansies still. We had too extremely hot days and I thought they were done but a drink of water brought them back.
Not a gardener myself, I enjoyed your path from purchasing annuals to planting them but found myself enticed by the half chicken in teriyaki marinade with white and wild rice. Something about you makes one want to do what you do.
Loved the idea of this oven baked meal even on a summer evening.
Always a fan of Linderhof.
Your chicken dish looks delish too and oh so easy. Pop in the oven and forget it. I tried a new chicken dish last night and it was pure heaven using cognac and white wine. I will post it soon and this is definitely dinner party fare. BTW, your newly planted pots look beautiful. My geraniums take a beating in our heat and humidity but they do survive, they just don't look as they should.
I love window box planters and yours is looking so pretty with those pink petunias.I like buying plants a few weeks after Memorial Day... at discount prices... I can buy a lot of annuals at very good prices. Loved your iron pedestal planter... it will look gorgeous once the geraniums are in full bloom. And I must say your chicken-rice dinner looks scrumptious.... wish I was there! Thanks for liking my Mason Jar drinks. Have a great weekend!~Poppy
Beautiful garden, Martha! (I've got my basic planting done but still need to do the other things that go with it.) And your chicken looks very yummy!
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