Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Wordless Wednesday ~ w Linky

July 31,2013

I have long had a fascination and love of herbs and spices.  Actually my A-Z Blogathon for 2013 was based on Herbs and Spices.
With Summer reaching the 1/2 was point my personal little herb garden has begun to thrive.



I am a city dweller (albeit a small city) ,still the same, therefore my gardens are not like those of you who have "acreage" to contend with.   Fortunately herbs do not take up a lot of space and a small plant provides more than enough flavorful additives to our summer meals.



These window boxes on the edge of  our back deck make it easy for me   to pop out and grab whatever fresh herb I need to  make our meal more flavorful.
In the foreground of the large pic is lemon balm, curly leaf parsley , and the smaller pics are (top to bottom)  Mojito mint, Sweet Fennel,  Golden Oregano and Golden Sage. Basil ,Rosemary, Tarragon And Thyme are all  there as well.




18 comments:

  1. Love the use of window boxes for the herbs. I need to start growing some herbs myself.
    Of course, I would probably kill them too.

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    1. Oh, Kewkew I bet you would have a fabulous herb garden. You just plant and water, nothing fancy!!

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  2. How fun that you did the a-z on these! I guess I didn't realize there were that many! I would love to have an herb garden!

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    1. I didn't realize that either, Mimi, but still had to dig really khard to come up with some of the "letters" of herbs!!LOL

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  3. I almost posted herbs today too! Glad I didn't your's would put mine to shame, love the collage it looks really nice!

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    1. Oh, Monica,I seriously doubt that. I'm just learning to use Pic-monkey and having fun. Thanks for the compliment.

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  4. Happy Wordless Wednesday! If you haven't joined in on the linky fun at The Jenny Evolution, there's still plenty of time. See you there!

    Jennifer
    http://www.thejennyevolution.com/category/linky-parties/wordless-wednesday/

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    1. Back at you, Jennifer. Love your site. Thanks for hosting.

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  5. Your herb garden looks good and healthy. With all the rain we've had here this year compared to summers past, my rosemary is about growing wild. The others are doing well, but the rosemary is outta control.

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    1. That's interesting, Susan, as it's the mint that is out of control with my garden. I suppose it could be worse if there was no rain. Thanks for the comment.

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  6. Oh, so beautiful and full of health for you. My mom is huge on having a vegetable garden. Somehow, that patience gene didn't pass down to me. :) Wish it did.
    Great choice for WW.

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    1. Not to worry Silvia, when the kids were small and my life more hectic, I didn't have the time or energy. All in good time! Thanks for your nice comment.

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  7. We usually grow herbs on our balcony, only have basil this year, not sure why.

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    1. I find basil one of the more difficult herbs to grow and am surprised that this one is still thriving!

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    1. You know, Rosey, I think they are too. I love to just run my hand over them and enjoy the scent.

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  9. window boxes are perfect for herbs! i don't have a green thumb at all, but i do seem to be able to keep most herbs alive. :)

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    1. I agree, Grace, with the possible exception of needing to be watered, they are pretty self sufficient. That's why I enjoy them, too.

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