Saturday, May 19, 2012
I used to have an herb and flower garden that was 30 feet by 30 feet in size. When our two youngest girls were still at home, we shared the work to take care of it and it was beautiful! Then, within 6 months of each other, they married and moved away. I tried to take care of it alone, but along with all the other garden duties, plus preserving food... well, after a few years I cut it down to just 1/4 the size and it was still lovely. Then I got arthritis in my hands and can't do the hard core weeding I used to do, so now it's a jungle! I love it anyway. There is a Wisteria taking over. It's a good thing I enjoy wild spaces.
The point is, I wanted somewhere to grow a few herbs, so I decided to put some in containers. There are 2 kinds of thyme, chives, aloe, lavender and Rosemary in this lot. My gardening daughter dug up some of her herbs for me yesterday. I went to two thrift stores and bought a few containers. This afternoon I put together my "garden". I know it will never make it into a gardening magazine, but I like it!
Here are a few more pictures of the different plants.
The largest planting there is Lavender ~
A little pot of thyme ~
Two varieties of thyme ~
Another view ~
It was lots of fun putting this together. I hope it works out well. If so, I will probably expand it next year. :)