My Motto

May the muffin rise to greet you, may your friends be always at your door, and until we meet again, warm a single-malt in the palm of your hand and make something homemade for someone you love.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Ultimate Diet Post

No food whatsoever.
Instead, I'll take you on a stroll through my cottage garden.  Next to my family and cooking, it is my greatest passion, but in Connecticut am limited to enjoying it from about April through September.  I'll have another recipe for you soon.  Thanks for indulging me.  You guys are the best :-)

"Gardening is a kind of disease.  It infects you, you cannot escape it.  When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed."
  ~Lewis Gannit

















15 comments:

Erin said...

NICE! Looks bigger than I was last at the house...
:-)

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

Thanks Erin, It's the same size, but I've had more time to work on it this year so it packs more bang for the buck!

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COLM O'RIAIN said...

love your garden but the only thing i have more of than you is weeds!!Now inspired to take 'selected' photo of planting in my own humble abode and you never know with selected editing you might be impressed! will post soon! TY for fording link!

nicsnotebook.com said...

Your garden is beautiful!!

Raquelle said...

What a beautiful garden! Thanks for sharing. And I didn't consume any calories but I did consume a lot of amazing pictures. :-)

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

@COLM: Thanks! I'm looking forward to seeing yours...you take fantastic photos!
@nicsnotebook: Thank you. So glad you stopped by!
@Raquelle: Many thanks :-). Just lightening up a bit for summer!

Mary said...

What a glorious garden. It must be close to overwhelming to deal with. Isalute you :-). I hope you've had a great day. Blessings...Mary

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

Thanks Mary, it's not overwhelming at all...I enjoy it. I see the soil as my canvas and every year the garden emerges a little differently! I will admit that I'm not willing to expand it, or it would be more than I could handle, so I give LOTS of plants away as they outgrow their spots. Glad you took a visit, always happy to see you here! xo

Sarah (Snippets of Thyme) said...

Your garden is absolutely amazing! Wow. This is one area where I have no expertise at all. When I see this talent in someone else, I am so full of admiration.

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

Thanks Sarah, it took many years of trial and error, and since I like it, I'm not averse to putting in the work. Your blog was beautiful, thanks for stopping by mine.

Mike@ The Culinary Lens said...

I love the cottage garden lay out. It reminds me of in layout and feel of a place I worked a good few years ago Hunter's Hotel in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. The elderly woman who ran the place took great pride in her garden.
There was an unforgettable sign "Ladies and Gentlemen will not and others MUST not pick the flowers in this garden"
Now I live in a NYC apartment so I enjoy virtual garden visits.

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Mike! Thanks for visiting and taking the time to tell me about it. :-)

Muriel Miller said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I LOVE this post! I need to do more posts like this... :) My mom is from Connecticut and these photos make me miss that place more than you could know. Thanks for sharing!

CoastalKate said...

Makes me miss my old gardens. I haven't planted anything here yet and its going on 7 years. LOL So happy you shared your photos.