Beauty Bounty

June 26, 2008 at 4:00 pm 9 comments

I haven’t been cooking much due to being sick.  But I have finally had time to edit some beautiful snap shots I’ve taken while touring some gardens.  I thought I’d share them with you while I come up with some new creative dishes in the kitchen.

Chicory

A beautiful variety of chicory that reminds me of black pearls

saracinia

Pitcher plants are fascinating to me

greenhouse full

Here’s a whole greenhouse full of pitcher plants!

white rose

Peak rose season is just starting to pass us by…

purple rose

…The best rose is the kind that smells like cheap perfume – heady and sweet…

smell me

…Have you stopped to smell a rose today?

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One Last Idea A Vanilla Rose

9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mary  |  June 26, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    I had no idea chickory was so pretty!

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  • 2. gintoino  |  June 27, 2008 at 2:45 am

    Beautiful picture, that first one! My chicories didn’t look nothing like that😦

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  • 3. eggsonsunday  |  June 27, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Oh, my goodness! The chicory! Just gorgeous. I would love to grow that next year; do you happen to know what the variety was?

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  • 4. Jennie  |  June 27, 2008 at 10:48 am

    I see I’m not the only fan of that chicory. The variety is ‘Fiero’ and seeds seem to be available here: http://www.johnnyseeds.com/catalog/product.aspx?category=1&subcategory=470&item=2278 🙂

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  • 5. Christine  |  June 27, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Beautiful shots. I love the white rose. So sorry to hear you’ve been sick — hope you are finally feeling better!

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  • 6. VegeYum Ganga  |  June 28, 2008 at 3:01 am

    As always, Jen, the photos are so so beautiful. You have the knack of making the ordinary beautiful.

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  • 7. JennDZ_The LeftoverQueen  |  June 29, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Those are so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. It is always nice to stop and smell the roses – even if it is virtual!

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  • 8. bee  |  June 30, 2008 at 10:00 am

    those are spectacular pics.

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  • 9. Punsons flora  |  July 6, 2009 at 3:33 am

    Pitcher plants are found in fairly nutrient-poor areas and have developed their carnivorous lifestyle as a way of supplementing their diet.

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