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First strawberries...in South Carolina

Flower bed

Happy pea gardenerMark and I autoscheduled our posts, filled the feeders and waterers, then snuck away for a quick trip south to visit Daddy and Barbara. The visit was just what the doctor ordered...and not just because South Carolina strawberries are in full swing and I was treated to a homemade/homegrown strawberry pie. (Yum!)

Two types of chives

For family members --- I highly recommend visiting this five-star resort as soon as possible. Two thumbs up!

For those of you who actually read this blog to learn about homesteading, I came home with a start of garlic chives (shown on the right above, with normal chives on the left for comparison). This perennial looks like a great addition to the zone 3 to 10 herb garden since it blooms in summer (meaning you can pick garlic chives while the other variety is blooming in spring) and it apparently thrives even in a dry climate. Now to see how well garlic chives do in our swamp!



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What a pretty home and homestead!
Comment by Jennifer Sun May 7 09:57:34 2017