A garden is the best alternative therapy.

Herb Garden Update 10/17/09

Having lost a few of my veggies and feeling the frustrations of gardening, I thought I’d highlight what I’ve done RIGHT!  Behold the herb garden, that continues to flourish in the cooler autumn weather.

the herb garden

the herb garden

I’m really happy with every one of these plants.  The two oreganos have created a nice blanket across the floor of the bed.   The thyme, sage and marjoram are creating good sized bushes, while the marjoram has produced a number of flowers.   The three chive plants are also doing very well, despite the limited, dappled sunlight shining through the basil and sage.   And the curry plants, while ornamental only, have doubled in size and fill the air with the scent of Indian food.   Oh, how I love Indian food!  The mints, on the other hand, are suffering.  After watering them heavily all summer, I stopped watering them so much and placed them in a more open area.  They received too much sun, dried out, died back and I’ve since relocated them back to the herb garden.  They’ll bounce back – I have no doubt about that.  They are prolific.  The mint plants I stuck in the ground under the Texas Lilac tree are doing wonderful…

one of three chives

one of three chives

marjoram

marjoram

marjoram flowers

marjoram flowers

curry, basil and thyme

curry, basil and thyme

oregano close up

oregano close up

sage, oregano, curry and thyme

sage, oregano, curry and thyme

sage

sage

thyme

thyme

the mint bed

the mint bed

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