The Color Purple

The Color Purple

Purple Opal Basil
Can’t wait to be able to trim the flavorful, peppery Basil from the garden.
So pretty to look at and delicious to eat!

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

The garden is just beginning to wake up.
Today I searched for signs of life, fearful of what may not return after our long, harsh Winter.
Much to my delight…I saw the first bees of the season!
Welcome back my pollinating friends.

Herb Wreath

Sometimes I just ignore the weeds and work,

and busy myself with a little fun project.

The Thyme that creeps around the edges of the garden is thick, lush and just starting to flower.

A good time to give it a little trim.

This is beneficial for the Thyme and gives me the opportunity to make a little Herb Wreath to hang in the kitchen

I used some old wire and jute string.
I used some old wire and jute string.

Gather little bundles of Thyme and tie with a piece of jute.

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Tie the bundles onto the wire and knot tightly in the back of the wreath.

Tuck each new bundle into the previous bundle and continue around the wreath.

Herb Wreath

Tuck the Thyme in tightly, when it dries it will shrink down and you do not want the wire frame to show.

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You can enjoy the wreath right away, snipping fresh Thyme for cooking.

If you would like to dry it, just hang it in a dry, cool location.

Maybe the garden gate needs a little wreath.
Maybe the garden gate needs a little wreath.
Enjoy!
Enjoy!

Have you tried Garlic Chives?

Have you tried Garlic Chives?

Garlic Chives are one of my favorite Herbs.
It grows in clumps just like regular Chives, but the leaves are flattened out.
It has a light garlic flavor, making it a great addition to your cooking flavors.
Easy to grow from seed, this Herb is a perennial and grows well in my Zone 4 garden.