Country Garden (Virtual) Cocktail Hour

Country Garden (Virtual) Cocktail Hour

Thanks to all who joined into our first virtual cocktail hour as we come together to celebrate plants, gardens, and our Cape Cod community. Here are the recipes for the beverages that C.L. presented in our first meeting, and the names of the plants she spoke of.

Rosemary Gin-Gin

Each recipe makes two cocktails

Rosemary Gin-Gin

2 oz herbal gin

1 oz ginger liquor

1 oz lime juice

2  2” springs fresh rosemary

Muddle one rosemary sprig in a ball jar. Add gin, ginger liquor, lime juice and four ice cubes. Shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass, straining out muddled rosemary. Garnish with the second sprig of rosemary.

Rosemary Gingerbeer

Rosemary Ginger Beer

Juice from one lime

1 Can Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale

2 2” springs rosemary

Squeeze ½ lime into each glass

Bruise rosemary sprigs with the back of a spoon to release some of the oils and flavor – add a sprig to each glass.

Add ice cubes and pour ginger soda over ice.


C.L. scattered blood meal over her daylilies on Thursday to keep the bunnies away. Use a very light application because blood meal is high in nitrogen. Repeat after a heavy rain until the plants get large enough so they are not appealing to the rabbits.
Monarda Jacob Cline is a tall, red flowering bee balm that is resistant to powdery mildew. The flowers are great for cutting and they attract hummingbirds. Monarda grows well in full sun to part-sun.
The Heucheras have very intense colors in the spring! These are workhorse plants for part shade. Because their colors are so striking they look best when planted in groups of three or five. (Singles make a “dot” of color.)

If you didn’t participate in this first virtual garden party, know that we will have three more, every Friday in April at 5 PM. You can get the link by signing up for our newsletter on the home page of our website. The newsletter goes out every Thursday and the link to will be there in each April issue.

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