I know this is kind of the wrong time of the year to be doing this post but I love hostas and have been wanting to visit this place http://wadeandgattonnurseries.com/hosta close to Bellville Ohio. Finally this past spring I had the opportunity to go. I can't wait till next year to go again! This could become a yearly event:) They have several thousand varieties of hostas.
Oh my, how do you decide which ones you just have to have? It wasn't easy!
This one is growing on a rock. I don't know how it can survive.
I can't believe it's the last week in July. The summer is flying by way too fast!!Why can't winter go this fast?? My lilies are almost done blooming. Sadly I didn't have near as many this year thanks to the deer who decided the buds would make a good snack:( They never bothered them before this year. Hopefully I will remember to spray them with liquid fence next year. I used that on my hostas this year and they have not touched them.
Anyone who knows me well know my husband and I love going to the Smoky Mountains. One of our favorite things to do is hike.Withover900milesoftrailstheresalways a new place to explore.Rhododendren Creekis a hidden jewel.
Not mentioned in any trail book very few people know its there just yards from the road. Winding your way back into the forest you will pass several beautiful waterfalls and cascades.
It is so peaceful and serene.
This is a short and easy hike approximately 1/2 mile long. The most people we have met on this trail is two.
Hope you enjoyed this trip into Rhododendren Creek.
Cucumbers are ready in the garden so I made this salad. Growing up we always had boiled or mashed potato's with this salad and that's still how I serve it. It is so good.
3 cups cucumbers sliced thin 1 small onion sliced thin
Dressing ingredients 1/2 cup salad dressing or mayonnaise (I like Miracle Whip) 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup white sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. celery seed (optional) 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Mix all dressing ingredients in bowl. Make sure sugar is dissolved then pour over cucumbers and onions.