When I think of June, I think strawberries! And then I think scented geranium sugar! They are such a great combo-I love dipping my strawberries in this yummy confection. And what about scented geranium cake? So here's a mix of gardening and cooking information-and that's another great combo!
Strawberries are perfect for the home gardener. They form an attractive ground cover with pretty white flowers, followed by juicy fruit. The fruit is easy to pick and is versatile. Enjoy the berries straight from the garden, cook with them or freeze them for a taste of summer when it's cold outside. It's surprising how many berries you can grow in even a small patch. Think you don't have room to grow strawberries? Think again. How about a hanging basket? Do you have a narrow side yard? Or a patch beside a building? My strawberries grow beside our gazebo. Although, they prefer full sun, mine are growing quite happily in two part shade areas and produce a surprising amount of fruit. Last year when we had some construction done around the gazebo, I moved some plants to a narrow garden at the side of the house. What a great use of a space that is often neglected or worse, paved!
|Strawberries are thriving in this 2 x 3 meter space behind our gazebo. The bricks allow me to pick the berries without crushing the plants.|