Life is so simple when I can spend the morning in the garden. This morning I spent a little bit of time weeding around my herbs and just loved it. I also planted two habanero plants and a cayenne pepper plant. Our plan is to make hot sauce with the peppers we get. My herbs are just exploding right now. I planted six little cilantro plants back in the middle of May and the cilantro is EXPLODING. I have already cut it back twice and froze the harvest. It’s just so much fun.
My garden consists of Italian Basil, Lemon basil, Thai basil, flat leaf parsley, curly parsley, oregano, sage, rosemary, thyme, and lavender. So far I have made a yummy garlic bread with and herb butter on it that had parsley, oregano, basil, and a touch of rosemary and of course garlic. It was so delicious with the fresh herbs! The pictures below are what I have planted and some of the other plants/herbs around the yard. I thought they were beautiful so I wanted to take some pictures.
Lemon Basil. It has a very nice lemony fragrance to it. It would be great in a salad dressing or pasta salad.
The curly parsley is on the left and the cilantro is on the right. You can tell the cilantro is growing like wildfire!
My Italian basil.
The rosemary is in the top left corner, oregano is the top right and the thyme is the bottom middle.
My lavender plant 🙂
My flat leaf parsley that needs a little bit of picking.
Some nice mint on the other side of the house that is back again without fail. Mint is extremely difficult to mess up and kill if you don’t have a green thumb. I do want to say it can be invasive so plant it somewhere you don’t mind it taking over.
A pretty morning glory. I love how the one in the background is poking through the fence.
Some more mint and a chive blossom. Chives also like to pop up all over the yard if you’re not careful.
Some green blueberries just waiting to ripen.
I forget what these are called but I love the unique look of them.
A beautiful peony that was almost touching the ground but still attached to the plant.
I loveee these heart shaped flowers. They are just so dainty.
Buttercups just make me smile. It reminds me of when I was younger and my mom said that if it shined under your chin it means you liked butter. 🙂
These are another flower that just make me smile.
I hope you all enjoyed my little garden feature today 🙂