Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Basketful of Greens

After 2 months of waiting, my basketful of greens is here and ready to eat!
I recycled a gift basket from the holidays and put a coconut liner inside to retain the soil.

 On one side, are the endives.
 And on the other side are the arugula plants.
 Greens to go! This portable garden can be moved all around and can even be brought inside as a decorative piece.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lavender Hill Farm: A Gardener's Dream

A trip to Lavender Hill Farm in Niles, Michigan this weekend was definitely an experience to remember. A mere 1 1/2 drive from Chicago, the lavender fields in this farm transports one to Provence. The price is unbeatable at $5/bunch. 

The lavender season runs from June to its  peak in the beginning of July. This 4th of July weekend,  many varieties of lavender; royal velvet, royal purple, and lavandin, were in bloom.

 There's a gift shop that sells every possible lavender product and serves lavender lemonade.

It is hard to beat a leisurely morning of being surrounded by rows and rows of lavender blooms.
 Adirondack chairs in purple perfectly complemented the lavender fields.

It was indeed an unforgettable experience and will be part of our yearly trips to Michigan.