September 14, 2009
Year Round Herbs
One of my favorite things about summer is growing fresh herbs in the garden. Our garden alway has the common herbs :: thyme, basil, rosemary, sage and oregano, and it usually has some others thrown in for fun. Pineapple sage is one of my favorites. It smells heavenly and has beautiful little red flowers that attract hummingbirds. This year I planted chamomille, lemon balm, and melon sage too. Admittedly, I don't use the herbs to their full potential. It's really just a snip here and a snip there whenever I happen to need some for cooking.Over the weekend I potted some of the garden herbs to bring inside for the winter. I'm not the best at keeping houseplants alive, but the idea of having fresh herbs a few steps from the kitchen throughout the fall and winter is very appealing to me. The table in front of our big picture window seemed to be the perfect spot.