I can hardly believe that summer 2015 is gone....I did not even get to enjoy the deck ... not once did I put out the rugs, quilts, or pillows to spend a relaxing weekend at home...
I went out at 9am this morning and took this picture of the two whiskey barrel planters full of yellow daisy-like dahlias and yellow calla lilies. The callas have finished blooming, but you can still see the huge white spotted leaves.
Here are the same planters two hours later;
I left the other two whiskey barrels planted because the Tropicanna Golds are just beginning to throw up their bright orange flowers and I can enjoy them inside from my family room windows.
I like the spotted calla leaves with the striped canna foliage.
One of the new dahlias that I bought from Breck's has put out its first flower:
I am hoping to get at least 3 more weeks from my garage urns and under-the-window garden of pink dahlias.
Last night I made ham and scalloped potatoes for dinner. I took the time to caramelize the onions prior to baking and left the skins on the potatoes, then poured the roux atop:
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
5 days ago