Thursday, May 7, 2009

Herb Garden ...

I FINALLY finished my herb garden. I've been planning this for a while. I had planted herbs with my other veggies, but wanted to have a dedicated space for the herbs with other plants as a backdrop. I ended up carving out a space (I'm always removing grass for more plants!), amended the soil and have gradually added the herbs as I've purchased them. I bought the last few last weekend, but its been raining non-stop for days and I haven't been able to finish planting and adding the mulch.

Not only do I have my herbs, but I think the area looks better now because I was able to cover an unsightly gutter extender with mulch. I have forsythia against the fence, a peony (that I really should move) between the forsythia and the house, giant hostas and a hydrangea on the left. Herbs - mint (I know it grows wild and I'm not scared), thyme, cilantro, parsley, dill, rosemary, oregano, and lots of basil. I kept the plastic markers, because I'm looking for these copper markers that I had years ago that came with a grease pencil that I got at Target. I've seen them numerous times in different stores, but of course, when you're looking for something, you can't find it.

This almost didn't get done because as much as I like rain, it makes me not want to do ANYTHING so when the Wild One was at school, the Happy One was napping, and there was a brief break in the rain, I was doing this ...

... rather than getting things done! I love being in my garden more than anything else, but it was so gloomy outside and so quiet that I just wanted to join in Happy Girl's nap and go to sleep. I was so close to just flipping on the TV, but I dug deep and found some motivation. I have a million things to do outside and inside as well since we're having guests next week.


  1. Your garden looks great! You've got a large selection of herbs, should make cooking delicious!

  2. Growing herbs is one of my favorite gardening choices. That area you planted should be full in no time. I liked what you said about the mint. I have a mint patch and everyone always tells me oh you shouldn't have planted that! I love it and yes it has creeped into other areas. I let it go to bloom and it is so pretty, then I cut it back and it is more in control then. Enjoy it! I just recently added "Stevia" to my herb garden- don't know what to do with it? ~Jacque


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