Saturday, July 2, 2016

Oh Dear! I Mean Deer! And A New Beginning But Have To Share!

I purchased quite a few herbs on this last road trip.  The Herbal Husband has relinquished his veggie garden to me.  So I have had to share space with a few of his leftovers, garlic and a lot of goldenrod!  Oh and a lot of weedy grasses!
A Volunteer Sunflower and Goldenrod Share the Space!
So I put in Mexican sages, a milkweed called 'Hello Yellow', 'Lemon Gem' marigolds, 'Moonshine' yarrow, a perennial bachelor button called 'Amethyst Dream', verbena bonariensis which I hope will self-sow and gray santolina.  Hopefully everything will coexist.

Hopefully only a one time visit!
Oh and we have a new resident under the pine trees.  A young fawn!  Hope it will not find the new garden too enticing!  The Herbal Husband cut some scapes from the garlic and spread it around the perimeter of the garden.  It was a beautiful day in the 'Burgh.  Not too hot and had a little breeze.  Perfect for planting.  Hope you are having a great weekend.  Talk to you tomorrow.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You added some great plants to your new garden space.

Have a lovely holiday with Herbal Husband ~ FlowerLady

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Thanks dear FL! Hope you had a wonderful day today too! xo

Rosemary said...

Love that little dear! Do you cook with the garlic scapes?

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

No Rosemary we don't. I think it would cause too much gastric distress for both of us! And The Herbal Husband would be a bit too musical! That is never a good thing! I have seen recipes for the scapes sauteed in butter or olive oil and served over pasta. xo

Carol said...

We have a doe that visits regularly :( She ate all of the sweet corn but lately has been preoccupied with the compost pile and leaving the plants alone. Hopefully she'll stick to the compost pile.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Interesting how they operate isn't it? And just when you thought they have lost interest they will level that plant you love. We are trying desperately to plant plants mostly herbs that they are not interested in! Thanks for stopping by as always, dear Carol! xo