Each morning I take a leamon or a lime out of the refrigerator and wash it up. I slice it into eight pieces and use one piece for each glass of filter water I drink through out the day. It is my way of keeping tract of how much water I am getting every day. I use crushed ice and a straw too.
Around the first of April the mint returns in the garden. This is a joyous time for me. The mint was here when I moved in, 28 years ago. We have moved it many times as new gardens have gone in. It can be invasive and some gardeners will bury a large plastic pot to grow it in. We moved it to a shady spot, under some bushes at the back property line. A less than desireable location for it to thrive. It does grow some and I have mint for my water and for garnishing from April through October. Rather than the mint being a large herb, for me, it stays small and is more like a nice ground cover.
On Mondays, I cut a few sprigs and make a mini mint arrangement for the kitchen. Than when I do up my morning water I add a leaf or two. So pretty.
This week when I did up the mint arrangement I added three minature roses.
We are organic gardeners so I never worry about toxins but I do wash up everything that comes in.
So, this morning when I did up my water, I put a minature rose in with the leamon and the mint. Oh my, this is so beautiful! I am "spaing"..... five star treament!
11 years ago