Monday, May 19, 2014

I Can Never Buy Just One Herb!

A Mix of Pineapple Sage, Tomatoes, Lavender, Lemon Verbena and Viola in This Box!
Mostly Scented Geraniums in This Box!
Parsley, Summer Savory, Rue, Sweet Marjoram, Sage and German Chamomile in This One!
Well, Bonnie and I went on one of our annual herb buying trips to Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve in Alliance,Ohio.  I have been buying herbs from Paul and Melinda Carmichael since their days selling plants out of the back of a box truck at flea markets.  They grow great plants and have a very good variety selection considering they have down scaled somewhat since they sold Lily of the Valley Herb Farm a couple of years ago.

I am expecting a box from Well-Sweep Herb Farm to arrive this week and then the chaos of mixing and matching everything I picked out will begin.  I'm also getting some lemony additions from my friend, Carolee Snyder of Carolee's Herb Farm.  I have a bunch of herbal holes to plug and hopefully I will put the right combinations together.   When I visualize the space I have at the nursery and then get the plants home, it is just never quite the same space!  Always like to have that problem though, herbally speaking!  So I hope you have had a great day.  We certainly did!  Talk to you later.


Herbaholic said...

I so hear that HS, not that I EVER buy lots of herbs lol! Glad you new babies arrived are these the ones you told me about?

lemonverbenalady said...

No of course not, HS! Always have to buy a few more herbs! This year especially because I lost so many old woody ones! Thanks for stopping by! xo

Penelope said...

That looks like a great herb-shopping trip. Fun!

lemonverbenalady said...

It was Penny! I enjoyed every minute! Thanks for coming by! xo