Monday, June 27, 2011

Ice cream social with Full Tilt Ice Cream


We harvested old rose petals from our extensive collection of Antique roses - Justin worked his magic, and made rose ice cream again. Thank you Justin!
 Squirrel Butter played some fun tunes and showed us a foot stomping good time! Tex-our rooster- was not to be outdone by the singing, so he chimed in on occasion!

In September we plan to have another Ice Cream social!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Life at the Village

Garden tours are coming up!
We are sponsoring the West Seattle Garden tour and selling tickets to the tour.
It' the 17th annual on July 17th.

White Center Garden tour, a FREE tour is also coming up on July 9th.
 This is a community event, sponsored by many local business's and residents, including Village Green Perennial Nursery.
The Jubilee days are going to be amazing this year-the music line up is fantastic!
This is a Seafair sanctioned event.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fairy Miniatures and Garden Monsters

  Enter an enchanted world of magical monsters and miniature fairy gardens! Your imagination will open possibilities, sculpting garden monsters and tiny furniture with wet clay. One week later, we'll glaze the fired sculptures and assemble a miniature garden with plants and fairy decor. Sculptures can be picked up after the glaze firing, one week after our second class. 

Small class size; pair up and reserve your spot today!

Who: Parent/Child teams, ages 5+
When: Saturday July 9th, 10:30 am - Noon & Saturday July 16th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Village Green Perennial Nursery
How: $140 per parent/child team
Print, fill out and turn in today! 
Classes fill up quickly

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Expanded hours!

We will be open on Wedsnesday's!!!
New crop Flowering Perennials!

Papaver nudicaule

Salvia lemonii

Heuchera Berry smoothie-
holds it's color well and makes a colorful splash in the garden and in containers!

Oregano Hopley's


Lemon Verbena
-makes the most amazing tea!
Roman Chamomile

on the way...
baby's breath
Campanula Rotundifolia


and so much more!

Copper River Salmon with herbs

Copper River Salmon

mix together...
2 tbsp. olive oil,
3 lovage leaves,
1tbsp fresh hyssop,
1/2 tbsp fresh curley parsley
dash of salt pepper,
1/2 fresh squeezed lemon
marinate the fillet for 15mins

preheat over to 350
place the Salmon in a lighlty oiled glass baking dish and pour on the marinade
cover with a lid or tin foil and bake fro 20 mins
remove cover and bake a few more-until flaky and almost done.

Side dishes....
steamed garlic tops/spears
drizzled with butter and pinch of salt

Sauteed radishes 
1tbsp olive oil or butter
add any wild greens of your liking...
red veined dock,
radish greens
purple mustard
sautee until crisp


Garden Art Summer Day Camp

Print and mail with your check enclosed or choose paypal and the session 

Friday, June 3, 2011

Flowers and pretties!

Birdwatching in the yard....

Western tanagers are here!
We've been watching them for a few weeks. This is a great yard for birdwatching.
The diversity of plants/trees and shrubs really brings them in!
Towhee's are a regular here as well as Varied Thrush (year-round here)

I was taken by surprise by an Anna's hummingbird-it  literally scared me to a screeching, ducking bird fearing human! Almost took my eyes out...
but then once I realized I was not the target and the fuchsia basket next to my head was...I was restored to a peaceful, calm gardener....whew!

Northwest Native plants on Sale

This weekend only!  June 3-6th

All Northwest Native plants 25% off

We have a huge selection to choose from...too many to list them all...
mahonia-oregon grape,
pacific waterleaf,
vancouveria hexandra,

mention this ad!

Salad and more salad

I wandered through the garden thinking I must simply look at the colorful leaves emerging, the beautiful textures, the heavenly sweet scent of so many different flowers and shrubs in bloom here, at my little slice of heaven here on earth...
Much to my surprise, my spinach leaves were resembling giant hosta leaves-the size of dinner plate!
Tthat proves it's been a few days since I'd visited this part of the yard! I grabbed a harvest basket and set to work gathering my soon to be lunch...

red-veined dock- a perennial leafy green
lettuce in every color
purple wave GIANT mustard leaves- a beautiful plant!!!
mints in every flavor...
viola flowers in bright jewel tones
pineapple sage

I personally love to blend these makes for an exciting salad-someof the flavors make you wake up and take notice!

I had a huge overflowing abundance of beautiful green goodness to eat-and share!

My strawberries and raspberries not being ripe yet...I purchased some organic in they went with the greens along with feta cheese, almons and raspberry vinagrette- delicious!

And there is plenty left for today!

Let me just say-the slad was stunningly beautiful! 

I paired this salad with another salad...
Avacado and mango tossed with lime, olive oil and cilantro

See you in the garden!