“In the Garden with Kathryn”: Spring Herbs!

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designerIf you think I am spending lots of time in Chestnut Cottage’s garden, you would be correct!  This is definitely my favorite time in the garden and I finally got all of my herbs in the ground.

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

After a long day in the garden on Saturday, I decided to make a simple dinner and use some of my herbs.  As I was working in the garden and passing the herbs, I kept smelling the basil and rosemary.  So I decided to make one of  my husband’s favorites…a Caprese Salad.  I had purchased some heirloom tomatoes yesterday at the farmer’s market , along with some fresh mozzarella.

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

  And this morning at a local market, I found some wonderful wild Scottish salmon!  So  there was another opportunity to use some of my herbs…rosemary and lemon thyme!  A nice simple dinner at Chestnut Cottage- Roasted Scottish Salmon, green beans, and a caprese salad. Topped off with a nice bottle of French white burgundy!

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

 Not a bad way to spend a Saturday evening after a day in the garden.  But the question of the day was…TO STACK OR TO FAN!!

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

 I just couldn’t decide, so I did one caprese stacked and one fanned!  Of course Wells chose the fanned variety (more tomatoes and mozzarella!).

For me,  gardening is such a joy and in that I don’t grow vegetable, using my herbs is double the pleasure!  And on Sunday, I had a lovely surprise for Mother’s Day!  I looked out in the garden and…I had a peony blooming!  And iris, and foxgloves, and lupines.  Oh my, so I made myself a Mother’s Day flower arrangement in one of my favorite flow blue vases.  A garden is a true gift!

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

This entry was posted in Food, In the Kitchen, Inspired!, Tabletop, Take It From Kathryn, Uncategorized, What's Inspiring Kathryn?, “In the Garden” and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to “In the Garden with Kathryn”: Spring Herbs!

  1. Mary says:

    Kathryn what is growing on your roof trellis in the photo? Is your roof and home shades of gray? After looking at your photographs I realize the colors of your flower garden really stand out against the colors of your home. You wrote some time ago about English Roses. Do you have any antique or heirloom varities of roses in your garden? Mary

  2. cindy weis says:

    both of the plates look just yummy, so creative and beautiful. So nice to see the flower garden blooming, thanks for sharing the pictures.

  3. Kathryn says:

    Spring is SO exciting in the garden!

  4. Kathryn says:

    Mary,
    Those are New Dawn roses growing on the roof. I put them on a trellis that bends back, so that we can clean out leaves, etc. The roof is a shingle called “weathered wood” and is a nice mix of gray and tans. I use it a lot in my design work, because it goes with tans, grays, and taupe. The color of the cedar shakes on the house is a grayish taupe. I don’t have any antique or heirloom roses, but that is not to say I wouldn’t love to have some. Sadly, I am quickly running out of room! My roses are New Dawn on the roof and side porch and all David Austin English roses in the rose garden.
    Kathryn

  5. Luke says:

    I’m with Wells on selecting the fanned presentation. More yummy heirloom tomatoes for sure, or it could be a guy thing! I can’t wait to start harvesting my own tomatoes from the garden.

  6. Kathryn says:

    You guys are all the same Luke! Wish I had the space and time to grow a few “edibles”!

  7. franki says:

    Isn’t that “watercolor” app the best!!! I showed it to my “sewing gals” and they all loved it. My peony plants will flower for Memorial Day…the COLDER than thirty year winter was “good for” them! franki

  8. Kathryn says:

    It is great Franki! And I still have many peonies left to bloom,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>