After that we worked in my herb garden-raking, raking and raking and raking!!! Aghh!!! and more raking!!! But she looks magnificent. My husband was such an angel. He was a big help. Tomorrow we're going to till part of it and we're going to put compost and manure in the garden. After that hubby really can't help me much. He hasn't the foggiest idea what an herb looks like. They all look like weeds to him! Tomorrow is going to be a blast - I can't wait. After tomorrow my herb garden will be so beautiful and ready to plant!!!
Next, I went into the garage and pulled out my brand new gazing ball and put it in the garden. I also got my rabbit and hid it in the thyme. He looks cute as a button!! The thyme sits right behind the chamomile. I'm sure you all know the story about Peter Rabbit. I love to put my rabbit next to the chamomile. That way when people come and walk through my garden I can tell them about Peter almost being caught by Mr. McGregor and after getting home his Mother makes him chamomile tea and puts him directly to bed.
My rosemary survived the cold weather and so did my purple sage. It's not warm enough yet for the Pineapple Sage or Lemon Verbena to come up but those are two I certainly hope made it though the Winter. After raking in the Foxglove bed I was surprised to find several more little Foxglove plants. I can't tell yet which kind yet but I'm really tickled. Foxglove are poisonous but they are absolutely beautiful when in flower. These plants are where the original digitalis came from. It can actually effect your heart even when just working in the garden and having your hands/skin in constant contact with the leaves. It can actually cause your heart to flutter. But it certainly is beautiful.
I'm excited as I type all this but I am also going to be totally honest with you. I'm exhausted. We both are. We worked hard!! But, no one can imagine what it's like to stand back and see what your hands have produced, even if they're hurting!!! You can't pay to get this kind of gratification. You just can't!!