Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Some Random Herbal Thoughts!

Or maybe it's a rant!  Well, the first part anyway!  Can't seem to download any photos at the moment!  Just changed the banner page and Blogger quit working!  The Herbal Husband started to cut the ivy back from the windows.  A natural window covering!  The job is getting bigger than he can handle.  Have to find someone to help.  No one wants the job!  Sort of like getting rid of a lot of poison ivy.  Thank heavens we don't have that!  Just a bit of ivy!  Well, more than a bit!  It is creeping up on the roof.  The Herbal Husband loves it!  The sparrows do as well.  Hopefully the roof will hold another season!   The ivy protects it, right?  So thinks the Herbal Husband.

Been reading Susan Wittig Albert's Wormwood about China Bayles and the Shakers.  I know you all have read it already and have moved on to the next book.  I'm a little slower here!  I also pulled out two of my favorite books by one of my favorite herbal authors, Jo Ann Gardner.  One is called Living with Herbs and the other is called Gardens of Use & Delight and was written by both she and her husband, Jigs about their lives in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  I hope to meet Jo Ann one day.  Maybe she will come to the Herb Society meeting here in Pittsburgh next year.  Lots of down to earth information in both books.  I love the illustrations by Elayne Sears.  Well, hope you are having a great day wherever you may be.  Talk to you later.


FlowerLady said...

Why don't plants know their boundaries, instead of giving us all this work to do to keep them in check? ;-)

I would love to be able to grow as many herbs as you do, but unfortunately many do not like our heat and humidity. Right now though, I do have pretty yellow flowers on my tarragon.

Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

Carol said...

I'm battling wild honeysuckle and I can certainly relate to the needing help part. I swear that stuff is fighting back. I can't believe how much it has taken over in the past 3 years.

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks FlowerLady and Carol for the moral support!

Tufa Girl said...

Wish I were closer, I would come help. Love a green challenge.