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  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fragrance

I just came in from doing some cleaning in my garden.
Just wanted to be outside.
Still very chilly and the ground is so damp
Some plants have yellow leaves at the bottom because of so much rain

Took  special notice of the herbs that have lived through the winter,
some coming up from seeds that were spread and some  small plants purchased.

Rosemary, sage, chives, dill, mint and cilantro have emerged on their own
Basil, parsley and lavender were purchased.

At my other home the lavender made it through several winters and was a wonderful size.
Did not make it through the winter here in the woods.

Last year when the herbs were thriving I showed my 4 year old granddaughter
how to rub the leaves and the scent would be on her fingers.

She would smile and say "grandma they smell so good."

A trip to the garden center in a few days and will check to see if there is something else I want to add.

9 comments:

mermaid said...

I wish I were there to rub the herbs on my fingers like your granddaughter.

I love the new picture on your blog title. What a rich, deeply purple iris. Is that an iris?

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Kaveri
Yes, an Iris
Part of one :)
You are welcome
anytime :)

the wild magnolia said...

Garden herbs are among my favorites. These fresh beauties do magic in our cooking.

Good job!

Sky said...

basil is my fav of all. we have hestitated to put ours in yet since we got into the 30s again last night. but by june 1 we will be planting several varieties of it. the fragrance is so exotic to me and i never get enough!

Beverly said...

Blackberry winter....that is the time it gets cold when the blackberry blooms are on. It came to me and I googled it....

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sandra,yes, an addition of herbs can make such a differance.
Sky, I love basil, also dill and lavendar. Love a fragrace in the garden. Beverly, you are right on target....

Balisha said...

I'm in the process of planting some herbs in clay pots to put in the corner of my deck. I have a little herb garden, but it is so far from the kitchen. I'm always drawn to herbs when at a garden center. Balisha

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha, I have some of mine in pots. The ground here is still so soggy. Nothing looks to good at the moment :)

Cape Cod Kitty said...

How lovely you share the gardens wonders with your granddaughter. Lucky little one!
So surprised the lavender did not survive the winter. It sure seems so tough and grows heartily here. It is my favorite scent.