ARE YOU IN THE MOOD FOR A GOOD MYSTERY?
once upon a time last year, before I tucked my roses in for their long winter's nap, they were a delicious lemon yellow. Every time I saw a bud,
I would get a sudden craving for a lemon drop...
whenever I watered the buttery blooms....
I started thinking of creaming: sugar.... butter... eggs....
photo and pound cake recipe from Pioneer Woman
or my mouth juiced up for lemon bars.
photo and recipe from my baking addiction
now...that's good stuff to be sure...but the exciting plot thickens....
since awakening from winter slumber, apparently there has been some horticulture hankypanky going on in my rose garden. it seems miss lemon got a little too frisky with mr. red and now, instead of bloomin' sunshine, the first spring flush looks like this:
oh gosh...I feel a craving for peach galette coming on.
photo and recipe from spicy ice cream
isn't that crazy? so for all you gardener's out there...I'm just wondering... is this common? now it would be nice to know why my roses are changing color and all, but maybe you could help me solve the even bigger mystery:
why in the world do I think of food when I look at my roses?
speaking of food, I quite enjoy Pinch My Salt