How do you like my new title graphic? Time is short these days, so I don't have much to spend on a picture. All the items in the collage are from photos I took here on the farm (except for the clothes line.)
Speaking of time... I have some lemon thyme in my front garden, but I don't know if it's edible. Mr J and I had to make a trip to the feed store this morning, so on the way back we stopped at a small nursery to see what kinds of shrubs and herbs they had. I spotted some lemon thyme that was solid green and edible. On the same table with the other herbs was the green and yellow variety of lemon thyme that I have. It did not say anything about being edible. If it wasn't raining, I'd get a picture of it. Maybe someone in Blogville knows. But it is raining and dark, so... if you don't hear from me anymore, you'll know it's NOT edible!
Last year I told you about planting onion chives off the bedroom deck where we built the new steps... I love sitting on the steps and munching away, but I forget about the fresh chives when I'm cooking! I do want to expand the herb garden, so today I bought a couple more perennials...
On the left is Pineapple Sage, and on the right is peppermint. The sage tastes exactly like pineapple. It should make an exciting addition to a stir-fry. I have an addiction to Altoids Peppermints. I think I can pass them up now. Just a pinch off this plant gives you nice peppermint breath that lasts! I hope they spread fast... I can see me chopping them down to the ground in no thyme! LOL
I'm not much into annuals. I like plants that stay year after year and spread. I had some rhubarb in one flower bed, but something dug it up. I'll try a different spot next time. We're also going to plant some asparagus. It is a lovely garden perennial, but gets much too large to place where the herbs are going. I will place it out in the lawn and build a new garden around it. I think it will look good placed between Mr J's new plants...
Mr J picked up these two varieties of lavender... English and Munstead. I think they would look splendid framing the asparagus, and would make an ideal garden spot for the windmill. The windmill was damaged by the hurricane that blew through the mid-west a year-and-a-half ago, and has been in storage ever since. Sounds like we've got another spring project.
I need to visit my bloggy friends! Brady is keeping me away for awhile, but I'll try to get around to you all this week during his nap times. Wish me luck.