When I was first planning my garden decades ago, I really wanted an orchard with lots of white crabapple trees, but it was WAY outside my budget. Determined, I went to a nursery on the North Fork of Long Island and bought 25 tiny saplings, each with two little branches. I was convinced they wouldn’t grow into full trees in my lifetime, but five years later - there they were - big, healthy, gorgeous crabapple trees covered in fragrant white flowers. The two weeks when they bloom each year is my favorite time in the garden. Patience isn’t my strongest quality, but gardening has taught me lots of it!!
I think flowers have the most impact when you plant a few different kinds in big drifts. It creates a block of color that's beautiful even from a distance. White tulips & blue Muscari are my favorite combination in the spring - I'm enjoying them while they last!!
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I make my oatmeal in my microwave - it's so easy! I put 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats (I like McCann's) in a bowl, add 1 cup of water, then microwave it on high for 4 minutes. I add a pinch of salt, a splash of milk, a little bit of butter, and a drizzle of maple syrup, and stir it all in. My favorite breakfast!
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