The story of my garden isn’t actually IN the garden this week. It’s FROM the garden but we’re going to stay inside today.
The chocolate mint, in the containers on my deck, is absolutely overflowing. It was time for a haircut but I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do with all of it. I put some in a jar on the kitchen counter, just because it smells good and looks pretty.
Then, I got the bright idea to make mint chocolate chip ice cream. I love making homemade ice cream. (I’ll share the recipe in another post.) It was VERY yummy. My daughter didn’t like it, but the rest of us did.
My oregano was also getting out of control, so I cut and washed a bunch of that too. It is currently hanging from my pot rack in the kitchen, drying. I’m thinking I’ll probably have to do some oven drying with it too, since it’s pretty wet and humid in the Pacific Northwest.
Of course, Summer wouldn’t be complete without bouquets of my Annabelle hydrangeas! I love my galvanized container that I got from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. It’s the perfect spot to display my Annabelles.
Annabelles are known to be gigantic, but sometimes there will be a few tiny flowers toward the bottom. I cut those and put them in my latest Goodwill find. I got this little wire container for $2.99 and then put a few glass jars in it to make it complete. It’s perfect for my kitchen table!
So, that’s the story from the garden this week! I’m enjoying all of the treasures I’ve been growing. I love summer!