September 5th, 2012 by Elaine
The Yelton Manor B&B herb garden is having a glorious harvest time! I am cooking, freezing, drying, making pesto AND using them decoratively.
In the late season when the herb garden is bursting at the seams with beautiful, fragrant foliage, I like to make indoor cuttings in vases and bowls.
I use both curly and flat parsley, rosemary, variegated thyme, purple and tri-color sage, variegated basil, rue, nasturtiums, maybe a flower or two. Always lovely, and they last for a full 4-6 days in a vase! Try it yourself!
May 5th, 2012 by Elaine
Columbine never ceases to amaze me, such colorful beauty in SHADE, no less. The Yelton Manor Gardens have 6 different varieties and I am still lusting after more!!
May 4th, 2012 by Elaine
The Yelton Manor Bed and Breakfast wouldn’t have spring without lots and lots and LOTS of pansies!!!
May 4th, 2012 by Elaine
Mother Nature does the details!
April 21st, 2012 by Elaine
At Yelton Manor B&B, we are humming the great old tune by The Beatles!
In February, I fell on the ice and broke my shoulder and arm. After a successful surgery and a long 9 weeks of therapy, I am doing very well. Last week my friends Mike and Marci came “in for the assist” from Indiana and put in 5 long hours of shoveling and spreading compost in the garden with me.
I am so grateful!!!!!
April 17th, 2012 by Elaine
Gardens remind us of the fundamental truth: All things must change. The burning bushes that separate the Yelton Manor and The Manor Guest House, gorgeous and beloved for 25 years, now have an incurable disease PLUS are at the end of their lifespan. So they are dying off, one by one, sometimes two by two. As they fall away, we drop what I have come to call “a couple of BIG ASS ROCKS” on their stumps, then I landscape around them. The rocks are strong winter bones. And we like the new look that visually connects the two inns. Plus we can see the span of the garden more fully from our inside vantage points. It’s all good. Thank you to the strong, willing and able friends from Huntree Nursery who did the chain saw massacre and the rock drop this morning.
Robert always hoots out loud when the bill comes from Huntree, as the line item is actually “Big Ass Rocks” on the invoice. Gotta love it.
I treated Matt and his great team to huge glasses of fresh fruit smoothie after the hard work. Organic cherries, raspberries, black raspberries, blueberries, banana, pomegranate and a snidge of yogurt for creaminess. Everyone was happy, the sun was shining and a good day was started perfectly!!!!
Many thanks to all our Yelton Manor B&B team who care deeply about making everything perfect!