The Herb Garden

It has come to my attention that this site is very slow. I’m trying a few things to speed it up, so let me know if it works.

Also, did you see my garden? Might not look like much now, but come summer, watch out world!

Along the top you’re seeing bay laurel, dill, pineapple sage, lemon verbena, two kinds of chives, stevia and blueberry bushes. Along the bottom are rosemary, three kinds of sage, thyme, and lemon geraniums. The kids planted potatoes, which will be fun. Apparently they have pretty flowers. And I’m attempting to grow some edible flowers from seed – nasturtiums, calendula and love-in-a-mist (which might not be edible itself, but I guess the seeds are.) I’ll be planting tomatoes soon. There are also passion fruit vines, which I’m hoping will soon beautify the chain link.

I can take little credit right now as a family friend came up with the design for me and told me what plants to grow, sourced many of them. I don’t think passiflora is sold at Home Depot but I could be wrong. I just did what I was told. The maintenance, however, is up to me.

You’ll be relieved to know the dead cedar hedge is gone now too. Hopefully we have better luck with herbs than we did with cedars.

Also, I’ve grown veggies before, but it has only just occurred to me how convenient it is to have them at the front of the house. On my way in, I stop to fuss over them and examine them, seeing if they are too dry, or not quite warm enough. Hopefully in a few months, I will be stopping to pick them too.