Monday, May 01, 2006

Heaven at Home

Our weekend was not as warm as last weekend, but it was just as much fun.
It started with a trip to the local herb festival... an annual even where I buy a lot of plants!
This year I bought more than ever... probably because there were no herb books in sight ;)
So what did I add to my paradise?

Rue Ruta graveolens
Anise Pimpinella anisum
Horehound Marrubium vulgare
Mullein Verbascum thapsis
Bee Balm Monarda didyma
Borage Borago officinalis
Italian Large Leaf Basil Ocimum basilicum
Garlic Chives Allium sativum
Spiderwort Tradescantia
Virginia Spiderwort 'Concord Grape' Tradescantia
Tansy Tanacetum vulgare
Tomato, var. Cherokee
Tomato, var. Brandywine

Some of the plants replace old ones that died or were mistakenly removed from the garden!
Things like the tomatoes, were an experiment to see if we could get something rather tastier than the normal varieties! We'll see!

I also took the time to place my Jasmine in a 'pyramid' temporarily, until we can get it an arbour. This means that we are no longer attacked by it as we walk past!

The roses are in full, sweet scented bloom, and the bees are vying for their scent with us!

DS also worked in his garden. He decided to build his own 'tripod' and added an interesting feature!

Yes... it is an old coffee can filled with water and cut weeds. I am not sure why ;) The marigolds are DD's, and the spikes are gladiolii... the sage coloured foliage is from a Rose Campion (they have taken over the garden!)
You can see it looks a lot better than it did a few weeks back!

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