Why Not . . . Grow a(n) Herb Garden?

Jun 12, 2019

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7 thoughts on “Why Not . . . Grow a(n) Herb Garden?

  1. Lovely article. We all need the garden expert on our lives! What a blessing it’s your mom!

  2. The photo with Norman peeking from behind the lemon verbena made me smile so big! You have a lovely garden assortment—there’s nothing like fresh herbs!

  3. HI Shannon. I’m so happy to see your Garden section on your blog and look forward to more articles about it. I love everything you write about, but I am a gardener myself, and I, too, struggle with the heavy, late-season frosts here in Vermont as well as all the wildlife. I do mostly flowers instead of vegetables, but I wouldn’t mind branching out in that direction when I have more time. I do grow herbs in pots on my deck, and I enjoy that also.

    Please encourage your mom to share more pictures of her gardens….two greenhouses!!!…I’m so envious. What a joy it must be for you to have her guidance on this wonderful hobby. Gardening has brought me great joy. Just trying to stay limber enough to keep at it!!!


    1. Bev, I will do my best to encourage her. 🙂 What a beautiful and foliage rich place to call home. How wonderful! Thank you for sharing your approach to gardening Bev. I look forward to sharing more Garden posts as I am finding more and more it brings quite a lot of joy to the everyday, especially after long winters and returning home from a busy day or getaway. Very peaceful and restorative.

  4. Enjoyed this post. Gardening is what I’m passionate about, but I live in a condo so I have a tiny garden. I have managed to fit hydrangeas, six different types of peonies (they take up an enormous percentage of the garden, but I wouldn’t be without them), astrantia, lilies, dahlias, delphiniums, pink turtlehead, hollyhocks and a couple other plants. I battled with deer and rabbits for years. Then I purchased a “No Dig Fence” recommended by another blogger and I haven’t had those problems since. As long as I’ve lived here, I’ve kept potted herbs on my porch. My knowledge of herbs is limited. Just this year I learned to mix grit in with rosemary and to let thyme completely dry out between watering. Dill is my biggest problem and the herb I would most like to have. It’s necessary for Ina Garten’s Roasted Shrimp with Orzo that I make all summer long. Going to try some dill from seed now.

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