|I Was Going to Talk About This Herb, Yerba Buena in the savory family!|
|Not a Good Year for Basil in the Herb Garden, My African Blue Basil Bit the Dust!|
|This Was One of My Favorites, Curry Plant!|
|A Square and A Round Patch of Thyme!|
|My 'Mabel Grey' Made a Baby!|
|'Empress of India' Nasturtium is Blooming!|
|I Never Have Luck with Agastaches and This One is Blooming!|
|A Sunflower Volunteer!|
|A Swallowtail on the Butterfly Bush!|
Along with the plants photographed above, I have lost several lavenders and a hyssop. I have also made the decision not to plant basils in the ground. I'm strictly going to plant them in containers. I didn't plant many basils this year and what I did plant in the ground has rotted or is doing poorly.
On the bright side, the pink flowered thyme has migrated onto the patio of the herb garden and has made for a random pattern of square versus curved. Everything that has been planted in a container is doing well thanks to the loving care of The Herbal Husband. Have I mentioned he does a great job?
So excited my 'Mabel Grey' scented geranium has made a baby. She (I feel as though I should call it a she!) has been very happy in our living room window for the winter and she came out just recently for the five days of sun and no rain that we are currently experiencing!
I bought an 'Empress of India' nasturtium from DeBaggio's in early May and that is the only one that is blooming at the moment. An enthusiastic parsley has covered some of the seeds we planted in their usual spot and I'm hoping that once I cut down the lemon basil that is doing poorly, the nasturtiums will do better.
Continuing with exciting herbal news the orange agastache I bought is blooming. I can kill these very easily. So it is exciting when it stays alive! Most of our sunflowers are volunteers this year and the goldfinches are already eating the seeds. Also discovered this swallowtail butterfly on what else but a butterfly bush.
Last but certainly not least the lemon verbenas are loving the rain. They were attacked for the first time by the four lined plant bug, but they have rebounded and it looks like I will be making some jelly and drying the rest of tea blends.
Well, as you can see there is a lot going on and I need to write a bit more often. Next time we will talk about the herbal containers from my class in May. I have kept some of them intact and they look beautiful. Also I need to keep talking about the Herb of the Year, Savory. Hope you have had a great day in your herb garden. Talk to you later.