Sunday, May 26, 2013

Rhubarb Custard Bars

Because it's Rhubarb season and my computer is down, I'm reposting this delicious recipe for Rhubarb Custard Bars.
They are incredibly delicious and competition for my other favorite rhubarb recipe Rhubarb Crunch.

Rhubarb Custard Bars
Crus2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup butter, cold
In a bowl combine flour and sugar, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a 9x13" pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.  Let cool.

2 cups sugar
7 Tbsp flour
1 cup whipping cream
3 eggs, beaten
5 cups rhubarb, diced
1/4 tsp salt
Combine sugar, flour and salt. Whisk in cream and eggs. Stir in rhubarb. Pour over baked crust. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until custard is set.  Cool.

1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese,
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup whipping cream, (whipped) 
Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Spread over top. Cover and chill. Cut into bars.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tulips at Kingwood Center

Built in 1926 for Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kelley King, this 47 acre estate in Mansfield, Ohio opened as a public garden in 1953.
The gardens change season to season, but the most popular display is the tulips in May. Every year the staff plants more than 55,000 tulip bulbs for a brilliant display in the spring. When the tulips are done, they are replaced with over 35,000 annuals.
When I saw that the peak for the tulips coincided with my yearly Wade and Gatton hosta farm trip (more on that later), I decided to go see the tulips since it was in the same general vicinity.
I will feature the tulips in this post and do a separate post for some of the other blooms due to the amount of photos.

These coral colored ones were my absolute favorites as you can tell by the amount of photos I took of them!
I love how perfectly they match the bricks.

Sorry....I could have done an entire post just on these gorgeous ones. LOVE!!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bloom Day

I can't believe it's time for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. I have no idea where the last month has gone. Busy, busy, busy!
Everything changes so fast in the spring, I didn't get pictures of everything. It seems like everyday something new is blooming.

Dogwood Blossoms

Wood Poppies, Sweet Woodruff, Ajuga, Snowdrop Anemone, Tulip 'Claudia'.

Snowdrop Anemone

Blue Flax
This is just starting to bloom. I love the color of flax with it's dainty sky blue blossoms.

Dwarf Korean Lilac

The Oriental Poppies are Popping.

Fern Leaf Bleeding Heart

Solomons Seal

Dwarf Solomons Seal
Isn't this the cutest? I found this last year and it only grows to about 6 inches tall. They go dormant if the soil is too dry which it did last summer. Going to try to keep it watered this year.



The Snowball Bush is loaded with blooms this year.

Cranesbill Geranium

Woodland Phlox
This is a great plant for woodland gardens and it's very fragrant! It grows more upright than the creeping phlox pictured below. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflys.

Georgia Blue Veronica
Love, love, love this beautiful little ground cover! Spreads nicely but never gets out of control.

I'm loving the miniature versions of irises. These are about 8 inches tall, but I had some purple ones that were about 2 or 3 inches that were just adorable but I didn't get a picture of them.

 This Azalea doesn't have the nicest shape to it but I do like the coral color.


Linking to GBBD