4 large cucumbers
2 - 3 medium plum tomatoes
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
5.3 oz plain Greek yogurt
3 T fresh dill, minced
1 T powdered Ranch dressing mix
Wash and partially peel cucumbers for striped look.
Slice into rounds about 1/2 " thick.
Remove seed from tomatoes & slice into small bites.
In a bowl, combine cream cheese, yogurt, dill and
Ranch powder and mix thoroughly.
Transfer cheese mixture into piping bag (or use a
large baggie with a corner snipped off).
Pipe the cheese mixture onto the cucumber rounds,
then top with the tomato bites.
Enjoy this cool, healthy appetizer!
The name of July’s Full Buck Moon comes from the Native Americans who honor this time of year when deer begin to grow their antlers. Just as deer typically forage between dusk and dawn, it is most desirable for the ‘human’ garden lovers to be outdoors under the summer moonlight as well. Plant Life Designs’ Moon Garden Kit offers plants that are deer resistant, easy to grow in the sun and lovely to enjoy under the moon!
The name of July’s Full Buck Moon comes from the Native Americans who honor this time of year when deer begin to grow their antlers. Just as deer typically forage between dusk and dawn, it is most desirable for the ‘human’ garden lovers to be outdoors under the summer moonlight as well.
Celebrate the full moon this month by adding a moon garden to your landscape!
Plant Life Designs’ Moon Garden Kit will offer a mosaic of white blossoms, fragrant leaves of sage and cat mint, fern-like foliage of yarrow and the soft texture of lamb’s ear. A beautiful, crescent shaped garden bed with blue trap rock provides the perfect setting for white blooming and silver leaved plants. The assorted perennials in this plan are hardy to our zone and deer resistant!
Light your lantern and live among your plants under the midsummer moon!
All plants are 1 gallon size.
Qty 3 ‘Big Ears’ Lamb’s Ear Velvety silver foliage like a lamb’s ear, soft pink flowers H 12-18″ W 24-36″
Qty 6 ‘Little Spire’ Russian Sage More upright, less flopping, aromatic foliage, purple flowers H 24-36″ W 18-24″
Qty 8 ‘Kit Kat’ Catmint Mounds of fragrant foliage, spikes of blue-purple flowers H 8-12″ W 8-12″
Qty 3 ‘Floristan White’ Gayfeather Multiple wands of creamy-white flowers open from top to bottom H 24-36″ W 18-24″
Qty 3 ‘Virgin’ Coneflower Large, pure white flowers with green cones H 18-24″ W 12-18″
Qty 6 ‘New Vintage White’ Yarrow Pure white flower clusters over compact ferny foliage H 8-12″ W 8-12″
Complete Moon Garden Kit ~ $350.00
For individual plant groupings, please call us @ 515.996.8888
Makes one drink
Light bodied red wine, lightly chilled
1 Tablespoon crème de cassis
Blueberries (for holiday color)
Slice of lime or sprig of crushed basil
Pour the red wine over ice and blueberries.
Top with the crème de cassis.
Garnish with a slice of lime or
sprig of crushed basil.