Longtime readers may recall that I used to maintain a wonderful herb garden, but in recent years I curtailed it quite a lot, since I just wasn’t here in the summers. Things would either go to seed or die from not enough watering, and it wasn’t worth the expense.
But since I am now at home, I find myself needing the parsley and the cilantro and the basil, and the expense has shifted to buying it in the grocery store and seeing much of it go to waste.
So here we are:
Several years ago one of us contracted with a yard service to keep everything edged. They promptly covered up my brick edging and left it to ruin. I have now uncovered the brick and even added to the path on the left so that we have an easier time getting to the garbage and recycling bins. All the bricking got raised and leveled.
You will notice that the Dill Bush That Ate Newnan is back—and this is after freezing to death twice this year. The other survivors are the parsley, chives, sage, and oregano. And the lovage made it back!
New: basil, of course; cilantro (although I had a couple of plants emerging as reseeds); tarragon; thyme; a couple lettuces and some kale; a tomato plant; and a serrano pepper plant. And catnip, which I’ve never planted before.
Around on the other side of the dill, I’m going to plant hummingbird/butterfly garden seeds and see what happens. If it works, it will be fabulous.
Of course, it’s in the back of my head that there’s no better way to provoke the universe into finding you a fabulous summer job that will require you to be away from home than to make this commitment.