Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I'll take "Things that are yellow for $200"

I dyed some yarn with garlic mustard leaves this weekend. I know what you are thinking... boiling the leaves of a plant called "garlic mustard" must have been stinky. It was.

The resulting dye is a greenish yellow. This will soon be a lacy garlic mustard scarf!

Here are long awaited photos of the old-timey wallpaper we unearthed in our upstairs bathroom. Dunno what happened to the last ones in an old post, but I tried a billion times to fix it. Or like, three. Here is the old and older wallpaper without the derisive commentary.


  1. Garlic Mustard was introduced to North America in the 1860s, so our house has been around longer that the plants have been here!

  2. Garlic mustard is the second major nectar crop of the year in the NE, right after the willows. The bees love it.