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Monday, May 3, 2010

Herb Day!

Today I decided I should get my herbs planted.  Mother's Day is this weekend, and I was worried I might not get the herbs I wanted this year if I waited any longer.  I also knew I just couldn't wait to walk around and look at all the flower, herb, and vegetable plants one more minute!  Talking to myself in my truck beforehand, telling myself I could only buy so much, helped keep me focused, but it was very difficult to reign myself in and stay with the herbs.  I  discovered this about myself today:  flowers and books have similar effects on me:  I find myself lingering, planning where I can move stuff around to make more room.  Both are dangerous to my pocketbook, but I just can't help myself.  Who needs lots of purses and shoes when there are books and flowers wanting a good home?

I bought cilantro, basil, lemon thyme, rosemary, thai basil, and french tarragon.  Last year was my first year planting herbs in pots and I had great success with all of them.  Regular watering, plenty of sun, and feedings of Miracle Gro made my basil, rosemary, and oregano huge!  
So why mess with a proven winner?  I'll continue to do the same this year.  Bud and I will be making pizza on the grill this year, and I can't wait to use my fresh herbs for pizza, marinades, and salsa.  

It's amazing what a simple thing planting herbs did to lift my spirits and make me happy today.  And.....a lovely surprise in the yard:


  1. I'm going to run out & see if my iris has bloomed!

  2. You girls are ahead of us! Our iris won't be 'blooming lovely' for another month or two.

    Sage and rosemary are very hardy. My ones keep coming back year after year...impossible to kill them off! :)

  3. I had a huge rosemary plant in my pot last year, but neglected to transplant it. I still have a sage plant that has survived transplants and many years in the back yard! Off to mow... the grass is in need of a haircut! Have a lovely day!


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