Friday, September 30, 2011
Sorta of did a half done (You can insert the word you like better there.) post yesterday. Tufa Girl a/k/a FW Dirt asked me botanical name, etc. If I had had time FWD, you know I would have. Here you go, FWD.
Here is a really good article link from The Herb Companion and Jim Long, FWD with the botanical name, Ocimum selloi.
We tried to save seeds from our plant and gave them to our niece in Peru. The seeds didn't germinate. Seeds when they drop in the container do germinate. Jim mentions two sources Mulberry Creek in Ohio. They don't do mail order any more. Nichols is the other source and I can't see them there either. Companion Plants in Ohio does sell the seeds and here is the link to buy green pepper basil seeds. Hope you can get the seeds.
Got to run. Already saw 50/50 at the movies. 50/50 is good, but language is rough. If you don't like the f word, this movie is not for you. Talk to you later.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
|The Night Blooming Jasmine Framed with a Peppermint Scented Geranium!|
|There's That Peppermint Scented Geranium Again!|
|Now It's Blocked by the Kaffir Lime!|
|Blooming At Night!|
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
|Under the Tent the Toyota Plug-in Car!|
|A llama from The Herbal Husband's Birth Place, Peru|
|The Timberstone Room Where I Spoke|
|Cinnamon Ice Cream|
|A Baby Alpaca!|
|Demonstrating Horseradish Jelly|
|Not Very Zen Like Table|
|Herbal Tea for My Zen Moments|
|Started with Raspberry Jam|
|And Ended with Rose Geranium Jelly|
Took a day off and then it was back making jam and jelly this morning and afternoon. Had to have a cup of herbal tea during the moments. I made a batch of raspberry jam this morning and two batches of lemon verbena jelly this afternoon and finished with a rose geranium jelly batch. Then I set up the last rose geranium batch with the last of the wine. I might have to get another bottle of wine, because I still have a lot of leaves left. Going to try and catch you up on the garden. Have some photos to share. The weather is still pretty good. We did have almost an inch of rain last night! The sun is out at the moment. Hope you are having a great day wherever you may be. Talk to you later.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Mentha longifolia) has come back from the dead. It wasn't watered enough while we were gone. Mints are survivors usually, but you never know. You need to plant mints in containers. I don't heed my own words, but you should! Plant them in a 12" or bigger pot about three inches down from the lip of the pot. Also you can line the bottom with landscape fabric so the roots don't creep out and plant themselves in the ground or patio! I have several plants that are planted in the patio and need to come out before they take over the garden! I think that's my new mantra! Congratulations to Sam Stosur on winning the U.S. Open tennis tournament! She played very well! Looking forward to Nadal and Djokovic in a little while. Hope you had a great day. Talk to you later.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
brown marmorated stink bugs we have now, that will be one major insect that we have to careful not to let come in for the winter. You can go around the garden and knock them into a jar of soapy water. I have to change the name of my jar from beetle juice to stink bug juice! I'm sure we have a few already inside. I'm sure I told you about the day I went to the coat closet and one walked out. They are all over the raspberries! Yikes! They are really causing damage and there are a lot of them everywhere in our garden. I was reading today about an Asian Wasp that may be a predator. I'm going to buy a bunch of them if it proves to be correct. Well, hope you had a good day. Working on timing my demo for the Fair. Talk to you later.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
|The Sun Finally Appears!|
|The Original Kitty Waiting for Lunch!|
|A New Bigger Cat!|