This Spot Of Ground

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A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.
There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight.
The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives.
Gertrude Jekyll
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The Scent Of Summer

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Pull up a chair among the Thyme and Lavender.

I once dreamed of having a little greenhouse that I grew little pots of Herbs.

It’s good to dream.

Now, snap out of it…I have to weed and water!

Herbs

Herbs

          Herbs is where my passion for gardening first started.  I fell in love with the fragrant and tasty little plants growing in the greenhouse where I worked as a floral designer.  I knew that someday I would tend an herb garden.

          I keep a defined herb bed in the kitchen garden, but you will also find herbs tucked all around the garden, among the perennials, pond and Rabbit Run Cottage.  Herbs bring bees and butterflies to the garden.  Chocolate mint and thyme edge the garden paths releasing it’s fragrance when walking through the garden.  Not to mention how much flavor herbs bring to the kitchen.  If you have not grown herbs before, consider adding them to your garden this year!