Thursday, February 3, 2011

Seeing Some Green in the Herb Garden!

My buddy, Judith Patton, on Facebook mentioned I should be seeing black and gold in the herb garden because of the Super Bowl!  I do respect the Green Bay Packers so I'm seeing a bit of green as in plants just not supporting them to win!  There were a lot of black and gold plants shown on a local TV program this morning and here is the link to those plants from Doug Oster in Doug's Blog.

I think everyone in the northeastern half of the country has just HAD IT with the SNOW AND COLD!  Any kind of green in the garden is a plus.  If you click on this photo, you may be able to see a leaf or two of the salad burnet.  A very hardy plant!  Really one of my favorites because I have a difficult time eating cucumbers.  Salad burnet does a very good job of giving you the taste of cucumber, but none of the problems.  Lavender is also another one of my favorites, not really gray or green this time of year, but the sculpture of the plant defines the garden.  It is a very pretty day outside and I will share some more survivors in the herb garden over the next days.  After Phil's forecast yesterday, I think we have turned the corner, although we are getting more snow over the weekend!  YIKES!

Here is a perfect quote for today from Mrs. Reppert's TwelveMonth Herbal:

A friend is a person with whom I may be
sincere.  Before him, I may think aloud.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hope you haven't had to dig too much snow.  We were really lucky, lucky, lucky!  Talk to you later.


Comfrey Cottages said...

yea for a bit of green!! xxxx

Thea said...

i'm thrilled d.c. didn't get the snow our friends to the west and north did. i did get trounced last week by the heaviest bit of snowfall. enough to crack trees. had 3 large limbs and a mass of branches fall. amazingly, no bldg damage. it's like the angels just lay them down. but so big, we had to cut them up to get them out of my courtyard. i've got a rosemary plant that, no matter how much snow or ice gets dumped on it, grows throughout the winter. it's my one little hurrah in my sad, debris littered courtyard. i saw your array of jarred goodiess on sharon lovejoy's blog. so lovely!

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Thanks CC! I knew you would be happy to see it!

Thea, sorry about your damage, but lucky you to have a rosemary surviving in all the snow! Yes, Sharon and Jeff are both addicted to my jam and jelly and I have to keep them supplied! Thanks for your comment!

Thanks for stopping by ladies!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for the green season to get here. Actually, I'd be happy with a lemon-lime, not quite really green season.
I loved Doug's black and gold. Too cute.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Glad you liked Doug's blog, Mina! Counting down the days until Spring! Thanks as always for coming by!

Unknown said...

I just heard Diane Sawyer say it was warmer in Alaska than Texas. Brrrr. I have more FW Steelers photos I will get up in the next day or two.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

It is just unbelievable, TG! Well, at least fans from both camps are used to the weather!

Julie said...

I saw parsley yesterday. I don't know why because it's an arctic blast here in SLC these days. It sure is good to know that the faithful plants are there waiting for Spring.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Hi Julie, Just about to come for a visit to your blog! You beat me to it! Glad to know Utah is getting some green as well!