Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Herb Garden


A cool, overcast, sleepy morning here in Sugar Hollow. I got out to the much-ignored herb garden for a bit of weeding. Working in an herb garden is always wonderfully multi-sensory. The scents of each herb as I brush against them; the different textures and colors; and the feel of the leaves . . .

My favorites (right now) are the varying shades of the Apple Blossom yarrow and the honey-scented chamomile flowers. And to play against those sweet-er herbs, the shrubby sage and pungent greenness of the Genovese basil. With the cicadas trilling for the morning's soundtrack and a happy Otis lolling about in the grass - it was the best way I could think of to start a weekend.

Happy Saturday, my friends . . .

2 comments:

Michael said...

Below are some basic gardening tips to get you started on creating your dream garden

Gardening Tip 1? Consider your plants health as well as your own. Ensure you keep yourself well hydrated whilst gardening. As most gardening is done in the sun, involves physical labor and is very engrossing, it is easy to work away for hours on end without noticing the time flying by.

Gardening Tip 2. Design your garden before you start digging. Your time and energy is precious so don’t start digging holes and planting plants without having a garden design first. You may choose to employ a professional garden design or you may just want to draw your desired garden on a piece of paper yourself, depending on your budget.

Gardening Tip 3. Make a list of the tools and materials you will need. After creating your garden design, list the tools and materials that are required to create your masterpiece.

Garden Designer London said...

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