Well, I finally got out this morning and picked up some Irish Spring, bought my oldest son some cauliflower and broccoli and while I was at the market invested in another tarragon plant. Arghh!!! I'm still so discouraged about my tarragon. I just can't seem to find a place in my herb garden in which they are happy. I'm going to keep trying - I'll find it sooner or later.
Right now I'm going to get off here and go out and plant some dill, transplant my 1 tarragon plant and plant my new one in ANOTHER spot!!! I don't think I'm going to spend too much time out in my herb garden today. I need to be cleaning up the kitchen garden I have out front. The tulips are looking glorious and the lupines are flourishing but, of course, not blooming yet. The thyme, sage and lavender look well, but so do the weeds. I'll talk to you all later today.
I got out in the herb garden and that was all she wrote. If it wasn't one thing it was another. I weeded, planted and transplanted all day long!! While I was scratching around I found another very tiny tarragon plant so I now have 3. I found a tiny new borage plant and transplanted it to another spot and planted more seed around it. I love borage. They are so beautiful and the flowers have so many uses. One hummingbird sage survived (also called Black and Blue Sage) but I really don't think the white sage made it. I also got in the foxglove bed to see what I could do to clear it out a little. There are so many tiny foxglove plants that it made it very difficult to weed the bed. At least it looks better. It's really exciting to have so many little plants. The seed evidently even spilled out into the garden path because I have some coming up in the pathways as well. Somewhat the same thing happened with my Nigella. I had one plant and let it go to seed last Fall but before I could capture the seed the capsule broke open and all the seed spilled out. It's so cool though. I have a little bed of Nigella plants this year because of that. Again, a good reason why it's so important to be able to identify herbs when they are tiny and just popping through the dirt.
I also planted some more chamomile seed and transplanted my Crocosmia over beside the garden bench. Crocosmia is a beautiful flower but I had put it in a spot that was way to shaded. Hopefully it will flourish and add some color to that corner of the garden. I worked up a new spot for the Rosemary and also worked up a spot and planted Salad Burnet. Salad Burnet is another one of my favorite herbs. The young leaf tastes just like cucumber and goes really well in salads. You don't hear of it very often but it is one fine herb. I did quite a bit today. As a matter of fact I pulled so many weeds I can barely close my hands.
I came in this evening and put the lasagna in the oven, pulled together a salad, made some garlic bread and that was supper. Not too fancy but it worked. I completely forgot that I have a wedding shower to go to tomorrow. As a matter of fact, I have two. The first is one that her church is giving her and the second one is a lingerie shower. Ooooh, that will be fun!! This will definitely keep me out of the garden tomorrow but it's good to set work aside now and then and just have a good time with a bunch of girls!!!
Oh - and I've got hummingbirds!!!! I was so worried about them but they're here AND I almost forgot to tell you I'm a new mom - 3 tiny baby bluebirds!!! Country life is the best!!!