My Alpine Home

Friday, May 25, 2012

If I have to weed. . .

If I have to weed, let it be in the herb garden!

This picture shows my shade garden with my herb garden starting beyond the tri color beech tree.

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After all, weeding is ‘mint’ to be fun.

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I really don’t mind weeding, just something about getting my hands into that dirt.

Hubby doesn’t share the same passion. And can’t quite understand mine.

Weeding in the herb garden is an aromatic experience.

Chives, Nepetia (catmint), Thyme, sage, and Comfrey all greet me with a wonderful scent.

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I keep my mint in an old mop bucket to keep it from playing havoc in the garden.

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Lemon Balm and Marjoram have almost completely buried my old hand plow.

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Do you think my Rhubarb is a bit seedy?

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Best get busy making a pie or cobbler don’t you think?

Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Cozy Home Scenes for Cozy Home Party

Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Garden Party

Funky Junk Interiors for Unusual Containers

25 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I bet it does smell wonderful. I'm not a big fan of weeding, but I do like the rest of the gardening process. The planning, the planting, the harvesting, even the canning (most of the time).

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Jann, your herb garden looks like it is growing nicely. I have several herbs growing in a large planter and they are looking good too. I enjoy cooking with fresh herbs. I am envious of your large garden with so many different plants. You are obviously one of those green thumb people. Hope you have a great weekend!!------- Shannon

Barbara F. said...

OMGoodness, you can sell herbs! Beautiful shade garden. Weeds have taken over here and I am feeling defeated. xo

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Jann! You have the nicest herb garden, wow it is so neat and tidy and healthy!!!

Mmmmmmmmm rhubarb pie, now that is something I haven't had in a long long while!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Grammy Goodwill said...

I've never grown any herbs, but yours sure look plentiful. I wouldn't know what to do with them all.

Linda said...

What beautiful herbs...I love that garden! I am really chomping at the bit to get one planted...your photos make me really realize how late I am!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Cobbler sounds delicious right now! Your garden is so pretty. I will have to live vicariously through my bloggy gardening friends.

Kathe said...

Ohhh...rhubarb ( swoon)! I really need to try to grow some next year! Your herb garden looks so pretty and healthy too! What a joy it must be to be able to go out there and pick what you need anytime.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your herb garden is fantastic! The way you've designed it is a work of art. It must smell simply divine.We'd love to have you share with us at WIW.
Hugs,
Patti

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Nothing beats walking into your back yard to pick fresh herbs for your meal. Your herb garden is wonderful.

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Oh how lush and green it all looks. I have green thumb garden envy!
Betty

Ann said...

Your garden is beautiful! I love the mop bucket idea for keeping your mint in check. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your kind comment. I'm now following.

NanaDiana said...

OH MY GOSH! What a healthy looking great garden. I love herbs and hope to have a separate herb garden next year. Yours are just fantastic! xo Diana

Perfectly Printed said...

Your herb garden is lovely!! Mint sure does take over doesn't it?

Happy holiday weekend!

chris

Perfectly Printed said...

Your herb garden is lovely!! Mint sure does take over doesn't it?

Happy holiday weekend!

chris

allisamazing said...

Your herb garden looks wonderful and also reminded me that I need to go pick some of my rhubarb! I love your mint in the tub - it looks so cute and a great way to keep it contained.

Joanne said...

I'm thinking of planting an herb garden too. The scents must be amazing! Have a great weekend!
Blessings,Joanne

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

You have the most amazing yard Jann. I am so jealous of your green thumb. Your plants are thriving so and are so gorgeous. I'm just getting a few herbs planted now but I do love them. I now know where to come when I'm out of some wonderful herb :) and I'm cooking something yummy :)I love love love cooking with fresh herbs. They make everything they are put in that much better.

Hey love ya girlfriend!

Nancy

Bev said...

Love you herb garden...good idea about the mint...ours is overtaking our garden...my fear of putting it in a container...is that is could freeze during our winter...
I love weeding!!! I guess it's because I love being outside and can't just sit around so weeding gives me something to do outside:)

Sam I Am...... said...

How did you manage to get your gardens so great as you haven't lived there that long have you? Be careful with the lemon balm too....it took over my one bed!
I have rhubarb to harvest this year fro the first time....YUM! Your gardens are an inspiration!

The Old-Fashioned Housewife said...

Oh Im a tad envious. I was so hoping to plant an herb garden in our tiny little back yard this year but I realized that hubby was not very excited about the idea. His office is on the bottom floor and I have to go through it in order to access our back yard, and so we dont spend much time out there as we dont like to interrupt him during his workday. But someday Id LOVE to have such a lovely garden! :)

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

I know I was here before Jann, but just wanted to thank you for joining me my party. See you again in a few days for your party!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Jann,

Your herb garden looks delightful! What a lovely place to have these wonderful herbs.

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Stopping by from Fishtail Cottage. Your yard is beautiful. I love working in my herb area which is not that large since most of my yard is partial shade. I do love being by the mint, and it can take over if not planted in a container. Thanks for sharing your yard with us.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Amazing Garden! i envision your landscape so dreamy...ever week you share something new and exciting over here at the garden party! thank you so much for linking up to share your beautiful and this week "yummy" gardens! xoxo, tracie