Monday, January 2, 2017

Getting an Early Jump on 2017--Herbally Speaking!

The Rue is Doing Nicely Next to the Lemon Verbena!
The Santolinas Are Also Doing Well!
Always Love to See Salad Burnet in the Winter Garden!
A Bit Too Late to Trim the Germander!
I Am Hoping We Will Have More of These This Winter!
My First Selfie of the Year!
Well, here I am doing what I said I wasn't going to do, post!  We don't get many sunny days in the winter here in the 'Burgh.  I had to take exception and show you what is going on in the herb garden.  I love the textures and color differences in the herb garden even in winter.  So many herbs stay green or gray throughout the winter which is always a plus when it is snowy and cold.  Some have taste like thyme and sage.  The salad burnet while looking pretty loses its flavor.  By the time I think to trim the germander to make it more hedge like, it has flowered and attracting bees and you know the rest.  The santolinas on the wall got moved from the bed in the back.  They are just small balls at the moment.  Hoping this season, they will get a bit larger.  I am going to talk about what we are trying with the white container and the lemon verbena maybe next time I am here. 

I actually took a walk yesterday to try and lose the pounds that I put on with that rediscovered food group at the holidays, COOKIES!   It was a glorious blue sky day here!  So I will be around periodically.  Always here if you have questions.  We are back to gray skies and rain here.  Cold is coming by mid-week.  Hope you are having a great day.  Talk to you soon!


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Loved that selfie of you and seeing that you still have some greens and grays in your herb garden even in winter.

Happy January ~ FlowerLady

Linda Goudelock said...

What can you tell me about growing savory? I was gifted an aero garden and savory has started to grow but I'm not sure what to do with it. Any insight would be helpful

Carol said...

Love the selfie!! I'm hoping to get back into some regular walking too. We are have a mild snow storm they're calling.. 2 inches is not a storm in my book at all but it is pretty so maybe once the sun comes out Mini and I will take a short walk in the falling snow.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Hi FL, Linda and Carol, Yes, FL we have had very mild winter especially the last couple of days. We are going to have more seasonal temperatures again tomorrow and going forward. Linda, I did a post just for you on savory. I will be adding to that information throughout the coming year! Carol, Need my selfie stick if The Herbal Husband will give it to me! I have been such a slug. I really need to get back out there and walk! I love seeing Mini on Facebook! So precious! Take care ladies! Thanks as always for stopping by! xo