In previous years, this bush bore light purple flowers, this year are mostly pink. I wanted to change the color from pink to maybe purple again, so I added coffee granules to the soil. Lately, some of the blooms turned light purple and even to a deep shade of lavender again, yet some remained pink. I was hoping there'd turn blue also. Our neighbor from across the street has a lot of bold blue hydrangea blooms in their front yard. It's so tempting to ask for a few blooms for an arrangement that I usually put in our dining room. You can manipulate the color of the flowers of this plant depending on the acidity of your soil, and that's one of the things I like about this plant.
Anyway, those green textured tail are from the weeds that uncontrolably grew on that side of the yard where these hydrangeas grew. They're like the tail of an anthurium, except that they are really long.
I was really curious what those plant with the tail-like flowers are called. Then I found this-->photo. It exactly looked like the one from our backyard. Am I right?
Is it? According to Google, this plant is called Plantago major.
...and they're not weeds, but actually they're one of the most abundant and widely medicinal crops in the world. Those tail-like flowers aren't actually flowers, but are seeds. This plant can treat diarrhea, wounds, fever, respiratory infection and more. WOW! I want more of this in my yard. I have been pulling this kind of plant because I only know them as weeds.
Now, to my kitchen. Last night, I made bread from a new dough recipe. I don't know what this is actually called but the taste and the texture of the bread reminds me of Pan de Monay in the Philippines. I sprinkled them with sugar before I baked them at 400F for 15 minutes. When eaten hot fresh from the oven, the crust was kind of crispy, while the inside was soft. It's not bland, or has a salty taste in it, but of a mild sweetness to it. It was quicker and easier to make than the break I usually bake. It was perfect with our coffee in the morning. The mister loved it with butter. I made eight rolls last night, and I think I need to make more since they're all gone.
Until next updates from my home. I thank you for stopping by.
All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy. - Dr. Wayne Dyer