Today’s Recipe and Location: The Best Spinach Artichoke Dip Ever
Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog
This is one of those dips that I could modify easily, but it changes the dip’s name. I would make this dip, but take out the spinach because dark green is banned from my life. Of course, what is left is a fabulous artichoke dip. I already made Ree’s artichoke dip and it was to die for! So now I need to compare the two recipes and see if there is a difference and then make them both and select a winner, or maybe just make them both at different times. Who knows?
The Glorious Garden – Snowcap Daisies
The botantical name for these beauties is Leucanthemum Superbum “Snowcap”. This is how you locate most flowers at the nurseries. The foliage gets bushy and it usually has one, or sometimes two, flowers at a time. These are a great perennial and are pretty weather resistant here in Illinois. My shastas bloomed a little later this year because of our harsh winter. They do need to be deadheaded if you want continuous flowers. The white flowers really stand out among the bright colored ones.
|In this area of the garden, they totally |
bring attention to the birdbath
|I love how there are so many blossoms on the plant|
|Daisies just make me smile!|
The tag said:
The height is usually 12 – 15 inches tall
They will spread to about 12 inches
They are hearty in Zone 5 (Illinois)
They should have more than 6 hrs. of sun
They don’t need a lot of water – just average
The butterflies love them!
The can deal with average soil
I strongly believe in mulch to help with water
Irksome Ideas and Images
Graffiti is a double-edged sword. I love to see it on the buildings where it has been commissioned to be drawn. I look at it as a type of art. The negative side of graffiti is when people deface buildings or railroad cars, etc. When it defaces something it becomes offensive. I wish we could change the focus of those kids who deface and let them realize their real talent is in the art field.