April 17, 2012

garden bouquet

I wish I could bottle up the weather today and send you a sample.  It is a comfortable 78 degrees and everything looks fresh and Springy after our weekend rain.



I was so excited to pull out a few radishes from my side garden for my husband's salad tonight. 


I learned the hard way that they are all water and lose their firmness very quickly if you leave them outside like trophies to show off later...(not that I ever did that).


This time I cleaned them up and placed them in a pretty jar to store in the fridge till he gets home.

Don't they make a pretty bouquet?



It seems kind of silly to get so excited over a few radishes...especially after I saw the beauties my good friend Elaine's daughter grew...and she's only three. 

Oh well, I need to take my successes where I can find them.

xo, Patty

22 comments:

  1. I love radishes, my favorites are french breakfast, and these almost look like a bunch of cherries in the jar. How pretty:>)

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  2. That's a great bouquet! I think I might go buy some just to have a pretty bouquet like that. Very nice!

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  3. gorgeous bouquet. so practical. (:

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  4. I can't wait to get our veggies planted but it won't be much before the first part of May!!
    The radishes are so pretty!!
    Have a Wonderful Day!!
    Marilyn

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  5. Delightful idea . . . the color red, with some white, pretty leaf . . . who could ask for more . . .

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  6. Oh Patty, you are not going to believe this one......I was watering the garden last night, and I thinned the radishes out and cleaned off the sprouts to bring in for a salad. I completely forgot about them until this moment reading your blog!! They are still sitting on my yellow wicker chair, I'll bet, right there in the garden!!!
    Yours are so pretty!!!

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  7. I'll have to remember this when my radishes are ready... very cute and useful!

    ~Chris

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  8. Your too funny. Quinn is my daughter after all. Ha-ha. They look so pretty in your jar. I just trim the tops and roots and put in water and the chickens love the tops.

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  9. Don't they look all fresh and pretty in a jar? They do get droopy rather quickly once they are out of the ground, don't they? Lovely- xo Diana

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  10. Am I the only person who never thought of storing radishes in water? Duh! I can't wait until it's warm enough to get the garden in here! ~ Maureen

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  11. How pretty!

    I never would have thought to put them in a jar.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  12. I love your bouquet of radishes...so cute! I have been trying different types this year... radishes are fun to grow because they give you almost instant gratification!!Have a great day!!

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  13. That looks just adorable. Great use of your radishes until hubby gets home. Very creative:)

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  14. It's the simple things that hold us. Lovely.

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  15. Hey, your radishes are gorgeous! That's one veggie I've never grown, so I can admire yours. :-)

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  16. My husband loves radishes. Next time we pick i will place them in water to last longer. He'll love the idea. Thanks.

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  17. Your radish bouquet looks wonderful just the way you have it.

    blessings, jilly

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  18. That is a very pretty bunch of radishes! You have such an eye, Patty.
    -Karen

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  19. What a lovely idea. I'm going to plant some radishes!

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  20. You are so clever...I can't stand it. Who would have thought that radishes in a jar of water could look so darn cute.

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