|The Spring 2017 Issue of Herb Quarterly Magazine!|
Jekka McVicar when she was here in 2011 called our garden a forest garden. One of my favorite authors these days comes from our friends to the north, Canada and specifically Calgary. Sheryl Normandeau from Flowery Prose has once again written about what The Herbal Husband and I are doing without knowing it. The article in the Spring 2017 magazine is called The Forest Formula. Is that the herbal chaos I think it is? No, the forest has layers and our garden has some of those same layers! Besides providing food for you and your family, "a forest garden also provides a beneficial habitat and food for wildlife, birds, and the insects you wish to attract as pollinators or as biological pest control." She gives a list of herbs to use and here are some of those that have worked for us including: artemisia, bergamot and calendula. There is a longer list in the article and a complete list of the layers involved. You can pick up the issue at Barnes & Noble and even some grocery stores carry it in my area. You can also subscribe to Herb Quarterly if you are so inclined!
|A Delightful Representation of The Rosemary House Herb Garden!|
I also am starting a fairly big project that I am not sure how long it will take. It has taken me 25 years to get it out of the bottom of my stash box one. So hopefully it will keep me busy until spring gets here. It is an old Prairie Schooler pattern called A Prairie Garden. This is so old that the gals that started Prairie Schooler have retired! So it is twelve different flowers and the afghan has twelve squares. Inspired by my finish of The Herbal Husband's citizenship sampler last year, I thought I should pick another long forgotten project to stitch! This one is for me.
|An Afghan to Cross Stitch 25 Years in the Making!|