Saturday, April 28, 2007

A few herbs

The Roman Camomile is just beginning to bloom.
It is scattered through-out the vegetable garden.
I will cut some for kitchen bouquets, it's apple-like fragrance will fill the house.
I will dry some too. It is a soothing winter tea.

The Bee Balm is thriving. Soon it will bloom and be nectar for the bees.
I will add a fresh leaf to our black tea for the taste of Earl Grey.

The Sweet Woodruff was nipped the first of April. It is coming back just fine.
It is the ground cover for the back Dogwood bed.
I use it for my May wine.
The Sage was also badly nipped.
It too is coming back.
I may not cut any until July.

The wild ginger came yesterday.
I will plant it in the shade under the front Dogwood.


Mary said...

We cherish these days. So much to see and so much to do. Loving every minute.

Thanks, Sherry, for your words and photos. I'm behind on visiting.

Sheila said...

Herbs, so lovely and useful, and so reliable. Glad the cold snap didn't do too much damge.

Q said...

Hi Mary,
It is a very busy time of year.
I think I can begin to sow seeds.
Surely we will not have frost until next October! I might have to go buy some annuals to get me by. So many of my late spring flowers will not be blooming this year.
Oh well, as my husband said, "We are gardeners we will just replant."

Q said...

Hi Sheila,
Some of the herbs are doing okay. I will have a smaller amount of lavender and I will have to replace the rosemary. It is the way of the gardens. I will also have to replace many of the Heathers. About half of them died from the snap!
At least I have some!