Friday, July 27, 2012

Pallet Garden Update, Lilies and Grill Goodies

Apparently, the tomatoes love being planted in the pallets.  These are the best tomatoes I've had yet.  And not a worm in sight so far (crossing fingers).  The peppers and squash seem to be doing very well too with the first zucchini starting to form.  Cucumbers have a nice little chain of flowers.  The Brussels sprouts and kale are doing well but the beetles or something keep eating the leaves so I might have to soap spray them.  Overall this is a very neat and tidy way to veggie garden - not a weed in site and watering is a breeze!

I used my empty greenhouse stand as a side table to set this fun little tablescape.  I just love this little tablecloth.  The vase is a hard plastic urn-style vase from Great-Grandpa and I just sent my daughter out to the field to gather up whatever flowers she thought were pretty.
We had scored the first sweet corn of the season at the local farmers market and I dressed it up with springs of fresh parsley and thyme, garlic salt and pepper, and a pat of butter.  Roll it up in a sheet of foil and grill it until the corn is well steamed.  It will absorb a lot of flavor from the herbs.
We also grilled these tasty chicken drumsticks that were marinated in lemon juice, a couple shots of vinegar, pepper and garlic salt for about 2 hours prior to grilling.

And just a few random shots of more of the beautiful lilies in the fairy garden - love the way the light shines through them.

1 comment:

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

The light through the flowers is amazing :-). The deer ate all my lillies this year - so sad.