Monday, April 02, 2012
The azaleas were lovely again this year. We keep two bushes even if the blooms only last around a week in this climate, which cannot make up its' mind between winter, spring, or summer.
I could not believe how fast the lemon balm has grown already. This was one tiny plant last year and it obviously likes its' home near the water faucet.
I'm going to plant another one or two lemon balm plants in the same area, using them as an herbal ground cover. My husband has been told lemon balm is very good for people with ADHD by an herbalist... I figure anything that tasty will be good for me, too.
Since this herb is not grown in the confines of the fenced in garden, I do make certain it is very well washed.
I've already cut back some of it (as herbs love to be cut back, at least that was my excuse) and some of it is steeping in the yellow teapot above.
The last of the daffodils wilted late last week but they were beautiful while they lasted. I'm so glad the previous homemaker loved yellow as much as I do, she planted lots and lots of these pretty flowers.
I'm continuing my "little at a time" gardening by hoeing the two remaining raised beds which had not received my attention this spring. Even though they will probably not be planted for a few weeks (unless the long term forecast assures me there will be no frost)... I wanted to hoe them now while their weeds were small.
If there is one lesson I've learned while gardening it is that tiny weeds grow into huge weeds overnight! These two raised beds will get hoed a few more times before planting if necessary.
I don't like weeds.
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 6:38 PM