Friday, May 29, 2015

Shopping For The Garden

I can't remember the last time I went through the gardening area to look at something other than flowers.
I take care of that department ... and James takes care of the vegetable plants, etc.
However, we got a new Rural King recently & they have a delightful bunch of interesting plants!
I couldn't help but snap a few pictures of them -- such a wide variety.

A Citronella plant ... a Stevia plant ... how neat are these?

Cinnamon basil ... never knew there was such a thing.
There were maybe 5 or 6 different varieties of basil!
We bought the sweet basil plant.

And the lemon balm smelled perfectly lemony.
We went through smelling every other plant ;)

I could've gone on & on snapping pics of plants I'd never seen before.
By the time we were done, we were wishing our garden was a bit bigger.

We made our purchases & put them in the raised bed garden as soon as we got home.
(Gunnar built it two years ago -- take a look at it if you haven't before.)

Here's the little sweet basil.
It's ganna be delicious in something Italian.

All done.
We've got it chock full ... maybe too full.
Along the back side of the bed, we planted our tomato plants in containers
& we planted a couple cucumber plants under the tree.
That was an experiment, so we'll see how it goes.

You can see the bunch of chives in the above pic.
We planted those two years ago.
I cut off a whole mess of those & soaked them in a bowl of ice water to clean them.
I let them dry on a kitchen towel, chopped them a bit finer & bagged them up ...
one for us & one each for our married children.
We've been enjoying these chives in salads & potato dishes.

And this lovely bouquet of flowers, well, these are from the chives too!
The lavender blooms are actually edible too, but we never have.

And lastly, this adorable bunch of flowers are been sitting in my window sill too, waiting to be planted.
These were a gift from my sweet young friend, Hannah, as a Mother's Day prize.
Aren't they so fun?

We are looking forward to all our vegetable plants taking off ... and it'll be good eating soon.
Nothing like fresh, homegrown garden food.

All the flowers in the front garden, along with the pots & containers in the back have been planted too.
I'll show you those tomorrow.

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  1. I love to garden! We had lemon balm when we lived in GA. This is my first year to plant Basil.

    1. I was curious about it. It smelled great. What did you use it for?
      My first time with basil planted in our garden too. I bought a small plant & kept it in the windowsill in my kitchen & it lasted for probably 6-8 mths.

  2. What a beautiful garden. Love the raised bed. I also have the scented geranium. It really does work on keeping Mosquitoes away. Visiting from Make It Pretty Monday. So glad to find your blog and become a new follower.
    Have a great day.

    1. Good to know about the Geraniums! Those pesky little mosquitos are aggravating.
      I am glad to have you visit & follow ... welcome!