Thyme for some more garden posting! Come into my garden and let me show you around a little (cropped views of course, so you can't see any mess, LOL!)
In addition to lovely chives, my lemon balm has come back with a vengeance! And it has spawned little renegade lemon balms! Here's my main bush ;-) with its friend "Chives." (which is actually a different chive plant than the one in the top 2 pics)
Another of their friends, Mint, is overrunning the whole planting area. I had a more expansive pic, but it was messier.
Rosemary has to wait for me to buy her a pot. Apperently she's something of a pansy and needs to come in over the winter.
See the healthy lavender in back? See those sickly 3 in front? Why? *cries* Any ideas? The sprinklers have only just been activated as of Friday, so it's not a water issue since all have been getting the same amount from the sky. One of them is infested with snake grass, but the other 2 aren't. My poor babies! :-(
Does anyone know how to deal with snake grass? I'd never even heard of it until we moved to Michigan.
On the plus side, apparently it's a powerful medicinal herb used for UTIs and stopping bleeding amongst other things.
We have some work to do out by the herbs
Anyone care to guess what pattern we're going to attempt?
Should be fun!
Perhaps I will join The Slug while John does the work:
As it turns out, I think I accidentally remedied my farmer tan today. Now I have a spaghetti strap tan. Maybe I should garden topless. Hmmm. . .
Out back I planted a shade garden a couple of weeks ago and it's coming along. I also buried Jimmy Hoffa under there. Shhhh. Don't tell.
I also planted the second garden box today:
$35.00 worth of herbs and veggies went a long way! :-) (remember the peppers, thyme etc, out front are part of that, too)
I'll husband them so well,They shall go far with little.
The big thing to hope for now is that we don't see any of this in the garden:
I'll have to keep leaving offerings on the deck!
On a totally unrelated note, make sure to go to Peter's blog and watch the Carbon Freeze Sequence. It's great!!!:-)
PSA courtesy of John who invented this today (did I mention I love the man?):
Chicken recipe -- Glug some olive oil and balsamic vinegar into a big ziploc bag, add chopped chives and throw in chicken breasts. Marinate for about hour. Remove and hit them heavy with kosher salt and coarse-ground black pepper. Grill over mesquite charcoal. Eat until you can no longer walk. Mmmmmm!