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May day in our garden

Herbs in our garden


May first has been a beautiful day.  Early this afternoon I couldn’t resist taking the camera to the garden to capture and share some of my joy with you all. The herbs are filling out fast.

The lavender is producing nectar for both bees and butterflies. But it’s ready to harvest—so I tried to take only the most mature stems for drying—leaving some for them too.

The Guava is fully in bloom—which means the Jays and Mocking Birds are at war over the sweet petals. The Star Jasmine is a solid wall around the small patio. I just wish you could smell it.  Heavenly!  The terragon and chives are flowering…and so on and on… it goes.

Reminds me of the verses we read in Romans yesterday…

1:19-20 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them.  For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

Still lovely out there…goin’ back to the garden now.
see ya soon

spring garden

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme… These are a few of the herbs we’ve started for this summer…along with spicy oregano,  chocolate mint, marjoram, chives and basil. The four square beds that once held all of our herbs have been planted with tomatoes, peas, radishes, carrots, […]

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it’s all about basil

In summer our cooking slows way down.  We grill meats and back our starch intake down to cold pasta or potato salads.  The garden gives us herbs and tomatoes, and lots of ’em, so it’s not unusual for dinner to consist of a protein, fresh sliced […]

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herbs to dry

This was a cool dry morning so we harvested the herbs. Here’s the herb bed…after harvest. The before shot is HERE if you missed it. I harvested the Lavender awhile back, leaving enough for a dried herb rack. The rest of our harvest will be dried […]

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fuzzy flowers

We spent this morning working in the yard…trimming and nipping and tucking.  Herbs, flowers, citrus and so on and so forth all require tender loving care as the spring progresses into summer. While I was sweeping paths and picking up leaves D came asking, “how […]

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