Please, enjoy a cold glass of old-fashioned real lemonade while strolling through my gardens.
This is what my English style garden looks like from my kitchen patio doors.
Here are a few closer-up pics.
This shows the English garden from an aerial view.
This shows the side entry from the garden shed that leads into the English garden. Had to show off my hubby's stone work in this party!
This is our memorial garden for Kelsha, our first black lab who died nearly four years ago at the age of fourteen. She loved to eat raspberries right off the bushes, so of course her garden has a patch of raspberries in it.
We lost our dear Columbo (brown tabby cat at sixteen years old) this year, and so I created this little nook near Kelsha's garden with a stone cat hiding under the chair to represent our Columbo and how he used to seek shade under decks, chairs, tables, whatever.
This last picture isn't from my garden, it's my dad's. We don't get annuals that grow like this in our part of world often, so I just had to show off my dad's mammoth Caster Bean tree in this garden party. And, yup, that's my dad who will turn 75 this September 2nd. We're celebrating his birthday at the family gathering/reunion this weekend!
I hope you enjoyed my garden tour/party. I'm looking forward to seeing others out there in the cyber world. For your ongoing enjoyment, here's my recipe for the old-fashioned real lemonade that I hope you enjoyed while touring my gardens.
Old-Fashioned Real Lemonade
8 large lemons
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups water
lemon slices for serving time only
Finely grate rind of 2 lemons. In small saucepan, combine grated rind, sugar, water and salt. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Boil 5 minutes, continually stirring. Remove from heat; let cool.
Squeeze juice from all lemons (you should have about 1 3/4 cups juice).
When syrup is cool, stir in lemon juice. Transfer to large jar; refrigerate, covered, up to 3 weeks. (This is your homemade lemonade concentrate.)
To serve, dilute 1/4 cup concentrate in 3/4 cup cold water or soda water. Add ice and lemon slices, and ENJOY!!
Makes 4 cups concentrate.
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