Monday, June 17, 2013

The front bed is done.

The front herb garden is all planted, except for a few pepper plants. But other then that, the lavender was the last plant in.

It is so very nice to know its done and that it is starting to look really good. The smaller plants have started to fill out and are giving it a nice full look. In some cases, I may even start harvesting for drying herbs soon.

The garlic is in the area surrounded by the sidewalk. I did add one oregano plant back there since it had outgrown its pot, (the one Pooka started from seeds) and I didn't have any space on the other side. We did notice that garlic doesn't do very well if you go too close to the house. We also have dill in the pot on by the railing and Pooka's amaryllis plants are on the porch as well.
 On the other side of the front door is another pot of dill. The bottom row from left to right is: Curly Parsley,  purple sage, tarragon, cilantro. The top row from left to right is: Lemon Thyme, oregano, Tarragon and Rosemary.
On the table in the background that you can't see is Pooka's little blue pot of zinnias Left to right on the top row: Garlic chives, Italian flat leaf parsley, Bay, Curry and Lemon Thyme from last picture (I tried to make sure things overlap a bit when taking the pictures). Bottom row left to right: Rosemary, Rosemary, Thyme, Curly Parsley.
In the long gray pot is the extra flowers from Pooka's teacher gifts. The top row has Rosemary, Flat leaf Italian Parsley, oregano, and cilantro. The bottom row is onion chives, purple sage, Curly parsley, and thyme.
The last section of the bed is a circle that where everything on the outside is a type of basil except right behind the lilac tree is one of Pooka's 5 color Pepper plants. The basil (Starting closest to the house) Genovese Basil, 5 color pepper, Thai basil, sweet basil, Purple basil, sweet basil, purple basil, sweet basil. The rest of the bottom row is cilantro, Spanish lavender, Lemon balm, onion chives. The top row is Rosemary, oregano, rosemary. The red pots are full of dill and cumin on the deck and the chair has a pot of chocolate mint and peppermint.

In some cases, I may even be able to start drying herbs soon which was wonderful to have over the winter. We have fallen back in love with having fresh herbs for things and look forward to trying them in new ways.

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