Tuesday, June 26, 2012


We are eating light.
We are eating cold foods.
I made a most delicious garden potato salad.
As the temperatures soar I am staying cool.
I am fixing at home picnics.

I enjoy summer time.

I enjoy picnics at the kitchen table.

Monday, June 11, 2012


We received 1.5 inches of rain overnight.
The parsley was well washed.

I have fallen in love with roses.
I am doing my research.

I would love to grow roses in all the flowerbeds.

My friend sent me borage seeds.
I found a spot to sow them in the herb garden.
Now I wait for sprouts.
The rains watered them in nicely.

I also had some borage seeds.
These are annuals in my garden.
I will enjoy the borage while I find just the right rose for the herb garden. Next year shall be my year of the rose.
I am already making plans.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Lavender Hyssop

A few years ago my doctor suggested I grow my own medicine.
I was very ill. My husband said he would help me.
 We put in a bed of Echinacea, Purple Cone Flower.
I have never been able to bring myself to dig the roots.
Yet the process of caring for my "medicine" has made me well.

 I grow lots of herbs for teas.

I have added more Hyssop to the back peonies' bed.
I never seem to have enough for winter use.
It looks so pretty with my orange Asiatic Lilies.
My herb cabinet is filling up with dried leaves and flowers.