When the ground still crackles underneath your feet in the morning, it’s a sign that it’s too early to do anything else other than clean-up, prune or meander through the garden to see what’s popping up. For some reason, the cold seems to be lingering a bit longer this spring. So I’m digging through the archives for one of my favorite banana bread recipes. http://blog.bilowzassociates.com/2010/04/going-bananas-over-bread.html I happened to have one of those dangerously rotting bananas hanging around the kitchen and decided to whip up this easy recipe last night. More a dessert than just breakfast bread, the sweet aromas wafting in the air make you forget how chilly it still is outside.
But before I scoot off, I wanted to mention the 2011 exclusive Hosta club plant, Hosta ‘Grape Fizz’ from Green Hill Farm. http://www.hostahosta.com/descriptR/GrapeFizz.html
The only way you can get this unusual Hosta is through your local Hosta clubs. It’s a good reason to join and be the first one on the garden block with this slow growing, sun tolerant Hosta (more so for us Northern gardeners) with a late fragrant flower display in August. I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for flora that spruces up the beds mid to late summer.
In the meantime, just enjoy the snap, crackle and pop of these chilly spring mornings. E.M. Forster wraps up today’s blog, reminding us about the importance of getting outside. “What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?”
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Top image taken by Ann Bilowz Image of Hosta ‘Grape Fizz’ from the Green Hill Farm website – http://www.hostahosta.com/