Tag: Herbs

Calendula Unfurling

I planted calendula in my garden for the first time in many years, but it won’t be the last. This is how it looked a few days ago, still tightly coiled. Then summer arrived bringing high temperatures and the buds began to open. Today… Continue Reading “Calendula Unfurling”

Happy Monday in the Garden with Benji

I have four raised garden beds; three of them are filled with herbs and roses; a bit messy perhaps but their colors and fragrance bring me joy. I’ve had trouble getting plants to grow in the fourth bed. I don’t know why. “Benji, do… Continue Reading “Happy Monday in the Garden with Benji”

Benji’s Herb Bed

Literally. You’ll find him between the catmint and the chives. ~ Susanne and Benji

Fragrance in Today’s Garden

It’s been a cold and rainy spring in the Pacific Northwest, but herbs and flowers are blooming in spite of it. I told you recently that my lilac bush – a gift from my mother-in-law – is blooming for the first time after many… Continue Reading “Fragrance in Today’s Garden”

What’s Emerging in the May Garden?

I’m glad you asked! Let’s start with the herbs. My herbs are mostly decorative, though I could use them for cooking if I only remembered. First up are the chives. It won’t be long before the buds open and attract bees into their blossoms.… Continue Reading “What’s Emerging in the May Garden?”

Under the Trees in my Garden

For this week’s Sunday Stills challenge I thought I’d take you on a tour of my backyard garden much of which lies under the shade of giant Douglas Fir trees. When we moved to our house a few years ago the backyard was rather… Continue Reading “Under the Trees in my Garden”

Summer Weed or Flower?

The dandelion is an herb with medicinal properties, traditionally used to treat various ailments and infections; it can be made into tea or wine and used in soups and salads. I’ve never eaten one. I still consider it a weed, growing tenaciously where it… Continue Reading “Summer Weed or Flower?”

Busy as a Bee on Chives

As the weather has settled down and chores have been done I stopped to watch the bees on the chives in my garden. Intent and with singleness of purpose, they go from flower to flower gathering nectar and pollen as food for themselves and… Continue Reading “Busy as a Bee on Chives”

Roses and Herbs and Bees in The Garden

Honestly I have a lot of local travel stories still in the queue – all backed up and waiting to be shared. But the garden called me so I lingered there taking time to smell the roses and watch the bees among the herbs.… Continue Reading “Roses and Herbs and Bees in The Garden”

Today’s Fragrance in the Garden

The clematis continues to climb high in the sky but its beauty is not in its fragrance. For that you must look closer to the ground – to the cool colors in the herb garden – especially the lavender. And the sweetest scent comes… Continue Reading “Today’s Fragrance in the Garden”

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