The herb garden is going crazy!
Looking back at early pictures of the garden, it is clear that they are thriving. There isn’t much room for the basil plants anymore, but I’m going to put them in anyway. They could use the competition. In the center picture, you can also see the broccoli seedlings – of which we are still enjoying harvests. The mint cuttings there were put in the ground and have taken over the corner of the yard. Also pictured are rosemary cuttings, which are also pictured below.
The sage plants have certainly rebounded from just a couple of weeks ago. They didn’t care much for the wet winter, but the warm, sunny weather we’ve enjoyed lately have really turned them on. :) As you can see, they’re preparing to flower:
You can see by these pictures how dense the garden has become. Look at how prolific the oregano is – there’s no stopping it. It snakes in and around the other plants, finding more sunshine towards the edge of the bed.
The lavender is finally blooming as well! It is a fantastic sight to see the lavender stalks shoot up, then two little “bunny ears” stick out the top before the entire bud bursts forth with dark purple blooms filled with yellow pollen.