Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Herb Garden

The herb garden is one of the eight triangles in the perennial garden and an easy walk from the kitchen.  Above it's the bed on the right.

 Each corner of the triangle has a clump of chives.  I've used the flowers for bouquets.
 Here's the sage taken just before the blooms opened.  The last photo will show it in bloom.  I have two plants, a thin leafed and a round leaf variety.
 Here's the rosemary.  Of all the plants this is the least hardy.  I don't know what number rosemary this is, but they usually last two years if I'm lucky.
 The savory is a wonderful flavoring.  I like it in zucchini and in asparagus soup.
 The lavender is in the center and I'll use it's flowers.  There's a broken plate buried in front of it.
 The oregano will take over the bed if I let it.  I'm sorry I didn't plant it in a pot which is what I did with the mint below.
 Here's an annual - a Thai basil.
 Another annual - cilantro.
 Finally here's the thyme also a good spreader but at least I don't find it in other parts of the garden.
 And here's the bed with the sage in bloom looking back at the porch. 
So handy to have the herb garden there to access with fresh herbs just at the point they needed to be added to what I'm cooking. 


Jenny said...

Beautiful! I let my oregano and thyme spread but then I snip most of it when I do my tomato sauces :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a fabulous herb garden, Marcia. My mother grew chives ---but I don't remember seeing the little flowers... They are so pretty...

I love lavender.... The smell is AWESOME. Thanks for sharing ALL of them for us.

Debbie said...

Love your herb garden...I have a small one which is half oregano, and I also wish I would of planted it in a pot too!

Jean said...

Marcia, You have a wonderful herb garden!
I was surprised that oregano was so invasive. It is popping up all over my yard/garden.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

What a lovely herb garden. I love how you did the border with rock. I really like it. Thanks for sharing.

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