I love spring and the garden -- the temperatures are mild. Even if the thermometer says "90 something" it's a cooler "90 something" than in July or August. And there is such promise in the spring -- as we plant little seedlings and await the big payoff in blooms.
Friday I went to a favorite garden center and although I would have sworn that I didn't "need anything",
I did come home . .
With a few herbs . . . .
Which I planted in the herb garden
Winter savory. I have one plant that I've had for a while but decided that I could use one or two more! They are perfect with green beans!
And a rosemary standard. I had one long ago. I love standards and I love rosemary. It's got a great trunk and there is even some moss on top of the plant.
Calendula or pot marigold. I've grown these before but it's been years and years!
Lemon verbena. I had a plant for a long time and lost it the year I had my knee surgery. I didn't replace it last year as we didn't get home from England until mid June and then it was way too hot and besides, there wasn't much left in the garden centers.
I also spent some of the morning potting up . . .
Some garlic chives. To be sold at our Master Gardener's Plant Sale on Saturday, May 5 at the first Farmer's Market of the year.
And Husband Jim did the first part of his twice yearly chore . . .
He moved the citrus out to the garden . . .
As well as the jasmine.
The breakfast room now seems so large and spacious being almost devoid of plants!
I love Spring Saturdays (or spring any days) spent in the garden.