Monday, June 18, 2012

The Tale of A Boxwood named 'Morris Midget'!

Once upon a time there were nine boxwood bushes that Lemon Verbena Lady wanted to use to make a knot garden.  She had always dreamed of having a small knot like in Medieval days.   She went to one of her favorite herb farms in Ohio called Mulberry Creek Herb Farm and found the perfect size boxwood, called 'Morris Midget'.

Her knot looked like an herbal quilt.  Sadly, though by the end of the season, 'Morris Midget' had been buried by the sages!  Seems no matter how Lemon Verbena Lady plants her herb garden, there is always an herb that overachieves!
The next season there was a radical departure from the knot garden and Lemon Verbena Lady moved the boxwoods to their own garden overlooking the herb garden.
There were room for just eight boxwoods and the ninth boxwood had to be "plunked" into its own space far away from the others.
This winter wasn't a harsh winter for any plants in the herb garden, but Lemon Verbena Lady was sad to see that her beloved boxwoods in their very own garden did not do so well.

In fact, Lemon Verbena Lady may have to make a road trip back to her favorite herb farm (Too bad, not really!), Mulberry Creek Herb Farm to get a couple of replacements!  Just when you thought there might be a sad ending to this tale, Lemon Verbena Lady looked to find the 'Morris Midget' that was placed in a separate bed on its own to be thriving!
There is the space where 'Morris Midget' was and here 'Morris' is in its own 12" container!
So the morale of this tale is no matter where you are planted in a garden, you can be an herbal overachiever!  The End!

We have the sticky ickies back.  We are going to be off the charts for the first day of summer later this week.  90's for the next three days.  Almost have everything planted.  Finally.  Some years it takes weeks to get everything planted.  Hope you are having a great day.  Talk to you later.


6 comments:

Kay's flowers said...

Oh, to be in the nineties....we are only in the 60's here in the PNW and rainy to boot! We've only seen the eighties so far this season. Enjoy your weather.

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks Kay. Wish we could give you some of this weather!

taylorsoutback said...

I had unrealistic visions of a boxwood edged herb garden (complete with crushed oyster shell pathway) having grown up in Virginia - not going to happen in northern Wisconsin. We don't have many oysters around here:o)

Your 12" pot looks wonderful & I continue to have Zone Envy!

Tons of rain here - storm after storm. Need to pick lettuce in between lightning sessions. Warm & humid.

lemonverbenalady said...

TO, I didn't grow up in Virginia but loved boxwood and oyster shell paths as well! Looks like you are going to get it again today! Stay cool! xxoo Nancy

PeggyR said...

I love your post! This weather you can have though!

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks Peggy! I'm right there with you on the weather! Yuck!