Monday, May 30, 2011

The Herb Gardens .............

I've been expanding the herb gardens and adding to the existing ones. I planted lavender , patchouli , peppermint and rosemary in between the day lilies along the pool deck. I've also been lining this bed with rocks , it's about halfway done but I may have to wait to fall to finish it unless we have some cool days. It's just to hot to be hauling rocks in this 90 + degree weather (LOL).



( Kentucky Colonel Spearmint )




This is the spot were I planted the rosemary my neighbor gave me back in the early spring , but it didn't survive. It was so large , guess it had a hard time adjusting to the relocation. I had 2 volunteer sunflowers sprout up in that area , so I added the rocks and another container of spearmint there. I plan to add a few other herbs next year and a few more sunflowers this year.




The spiral herb bed has really filled up , the lemon balm is really showing out this year. It's probably about 4 ft tall and there's baby lemon balm that have sprouted out everywhere. I added marshmallow and horehound to this bed.



I've tried to dig up this echinacea twice , but it comes back every time I've tried to move it , so guess I'll leave it there and let it spread. I have cilantro growing in this bed too.




~ Herbal Blessings ~

JoyceAnn

5 comments:

Mother's Moon's Message said...

love the plants... I have sunflowers popping up everywhere from the feeding of the many birds I do... I love it...

Piecefulafternoon said...

Oh what wonderful gardens - we still don't have much - and what we had was dug up and put in containers so the new deck can be built. And then it rained again - so no building yet.

Char said...

Love this! Great job, thanks for the inspiration!

edenhills said...

Everything looks so good! My poor gardens have been horribly neglected this year. I planted some mints in buckets that I buried several years ago. That worked great until a bucket got water in it, froze and cracked. Now I have apple mint trying to spread everywhere!

Teresa

Vickie LeBlanc said...

I never thought of trying to grow patchouli. Wonder if it would do well in our short season. Hmmmm, sounds interesting. I've never seen seedlings for sale in any of our greenhouses. I have a huge lemon balm that is taking over my herb box. I think I might have to expand the herb box soon.