Queen of the Herb Garden

Author: Debra  //  Category: Gardening

The inside is nearly as green as outdoors today. I have some lovely basil, disinfection tarragon, and flat leaf parsley ready to be transplanted from their seedling trays. The rosemary I started from seed looks fabulous, but can stay in their tiny greenhouse a while longer.

I didn’t start a lot of plants yet, because I thought just a few would feed my urge to cultivate. I was wrong, so I placed a $24 seedman.com order yesterday. There were about 10 different types of plants that called to me. I love adding new things to my big herb garden.

Here’s a quick list of the new ones: Allheal, Belladona, Wolfbane, Ephedra, Witch Hazel, Horehound, and Motherwort for healing purposes. Culinary was simply wild ramp seeds. Then, for fun, some Japanese Maple, Witch Hazel, and real tea plants.

I went for a walk through my garden and saw both varieties of Wormwood came back. These are also in the list of my perennials: Lavender, Monskhood, Thyme, culinary Sage, White Sage, Yarrow, Savory, Foxglove, Mints, Lemon Balm, Oregano, Marjoram, Lungwort, Alfalfa, Meadowsweet, Creeping Charlie, New England Aster, Tansy, Germander, Chives, Echinacea, Angelica, Marsh Mallow, Pennyroyal, Valerian, Wintergreen, and Comfrey.

Also on the property, growing wild: Chickweed, Cleavers, Burdock, Mullein, Rue, Mayapple, Trillium, Cinquefoil, St. John’s Wort, Plantain, and of course, Dandelion.

I don’t know that I will have time to mulch before vacation, but if I can work it in, I certainly will. Mulching is one of the few gardening maintenance chores that I actually, truly enjoy.

Of course, there’s nothing I enjoy quite as much as my husband. But that’s not about herbs.

I am looking forward to stopping in Walker Farms to pick up some more herb plants from them. They have the best unusual herbs each year. This is where I got the hot oregano I loved. If I ever find it again, I will let it spread and not lose it again by forgetting (spelled: lazy) to winter it properly.

I love spring. Love, love, love.