Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sweetwater Garden Party!


“A garden should make you feel you've entered privileged space -- a place not just set apart but reverberant -- and it seems to me that, to achieve this, the gardener must put some kind of twist on the existing landscape, turn its prose into something nearer poetry.”
― Michael Pollan, Second Nature: A Gardener's Education 

 There really is something about a garden and gardening that makes you feel "really rich"!
June in the Sweetwater Garden is a time to celebrate....AND PARTY!

Take a peek at the fun get together I hosted on Monday!
A few friends from school with the admonition that we WOULD NOT talk about school!
And Kudos to my "Guest Photographer" who came with camera in hand!

It was pot luck.....




I love friends who bring tasty goodies to share!!!!







Fruit, vegetables, cheese and crackers.....


Plus a "little" decadence with the desert!

My contribution was my knock-off Chicken Cherry Pasta (click here for the recipe) 
It really is delicious....pasta, dried sweet cherries, rotisserie chicken and a sweet tangy dressing!
and
look how the Fitz and Floyd Rooster Plate makes the perfect serving dish for Caprise Salad!


Yum....Yum!


Then it was out to the garden to stroll around....
These good friends oohed and ahhed in all the appropriate places....ignoring the weeds!
And the "guest photographer" only took photos of the flowers...not the weeds!
Bless their hearts!

 







The wild and stormy weather has taken a toll on the peony bushes....so they don't look quite as beautiful as other years....
 But the individual blooms are pretty anyway!



 When we were in the back woodsy area.....look who was watching us!


 Maybe this is why the chipmunk population is decreasing.....



oooh....I think Marvin will need supervision when he is on the deck...
although as you can see....he might be more than a mouthful!!!

All in all....a great time was had by all!!

The teacher in me just can't stop the informational lecturing!


And thank you all for coming to my "virtual" Sweetwater Garden Party....
just sorry you couldn't share the tasty food!

Have A Great Day!


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