|My Purchases from Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve!|
|Basil in a Container Until the Temperatures Heat Up!|
|Beneficial Insect Found the Calendula Flower Right Away!|
|And So Too the Rue Flowers!|
|The Lemon Balm Scented Geranium is Flowering!|
|I Know I Have Written About This Rose! Can't Remember the Name!|
|The Yarrow is Blooming As Well!|
Well, well, well, June is busting out all over here in the 'Burgh! We have had so much rain over the past few weeks. Almost every day The Herbal Husband reports that we have received an inch of rain! My weeds are letting me know how good it is for them. I have voluminous amounts of weeds in the bad bag and still it keeps raining.
As you can see from the sampling of herbs and flowers in the photos, the rain has helped in great measure to liven up the landscape. The mild winter helped as well. I had verbena bonariensis come back from the plant itself. I think they generally self sow here. I have also lost some plants that I thought would come through. The French tarragon had two very tiny stalks. They didn't last. Although my Texas tarragon that was in a container in the basement all winter is flourishing! I thought a chocolate flower that never is hardy here, was going to make it through. Sadly it died. I also wanted to mention that we put the sweet basils I purchased into a container because we have not been consistently in the 80's in the daytime and the 60's at night. Basils do not enjoy cold soils! May was a beautiful month for gardens here and June is on pace to be equally as nice.
Hope you are having a great day in your herb garden and you will stop by from time to time to check out what is going on in my herb garden. I have started the process of cutting my chive blossoms. Make some chive blossom vinegar if you have some that haven't gone past! Just go out and enjoy the beauty of your herb garden every chance you get. You will get pleasure from growing fresh herbs! Talk to you soon!