The vegetable garden is planted. The boy and I did that yesterday. This year, we planted green and yellow beans throughout as the plot needs a rest. Not very exciting, I know, but hopefully we can eat a few and freeze a lot.
The herb garden took a hit this winter. Only the French tarragon and the sage are coming back. Everything else dried or rotted out. So, we’ll be looking for Italian and curly parsley, thyme, oregano, rosemary, lavender, savory and basil. The lavender and rosemary will go into separate pots and not into the garden; this winter, I’ll bring them into the house. The annuals, savory and basil, will go into a spot in the vegetable garden. The rest will go into the big herb planter.
For the front of the house, we are looking for some full sun, winter hardy, perennials with colour. That means a trip to the nurseries. I am trying to think of that not as an ordeal leading to penury, but as something which stimulates the mind. That’s right: blog fodder.