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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Simon and Garfunkel and Herb and Terry's garden



Parsley, sage, rosemary and more...my herb garden is underway. Four kinds of lavenders planted, flowering groundcover, fresh mint for our tea and julips, and lots of aromatics and tastes  for Susan to cook with. Butterflies and others generously invited and anticipated.

We'll have three kinds of sage, one with beautiful red flowers, sweet basil, lemon balm, chives,  oregano, two kinds of dill, camomile, bloody sorrell, two types of thyme and rosemary, salva. In addition, I had parsley, sage, rosemary, and basil survive the winter.

Why do I want a herb garden? Beats me..., except Susan's fantastic cooking with fresh herbs, and a small quiet spot int he back hard, adding fragrance and texture to life.

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