At last, I have herbs…

Basil and rosemary…and red impatiens

Every spring I normally purchase my favorite herb bedding plants or on occasion, grow them from seed. This spring, no matter where I looked or how often, they were not to be found. Yesterday I went to Home Depot to pick up some fall flowers. Lo and behold, “what to my wondering eyes should appear” but basil…rosemary…cilantro…dill…lettuce. Huh? Where have you been for the last 6 months? I know it is almost halfway through September, but I loaded my cart with 6 pots of herbs and greens, and 4 pots of fall flowers. (And yes, that’s Grandma’s table still waiting the next step…Taylor Hill is complex.)

I got the dill and cilantro potted late yesterday prior to the rain, and moved the basil, lettuce and rosemary inside and finished them today. I had just finished and sat down for a moment to enjoy them when the rain began again. Move the flowers where they will not take a beating and then dash inside!

My problem is no matter what is going on, sometimes at the drop of rosemary or lettuce, I can shift gears. This porch railing still needs to come down...the conservatory for women of a certain age and their cats still needs work…the retaining wall still needs about 4 more hours of work…but I have herbs, and a place to put them. I like to keep my priorities straight.

Please last long enough for one salad…
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16 Responses to At last, I have herbs…

  1. I like your last plea. I have chives that come back every year and one basil plant left over from the funeral. I plan to get more basil and dill next year. Good luck with all of yours.

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  2. Jessica says:

    What a lucky find in September. Love herbs. Your flower pots are really pretty. Love the colors.

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  3. Betty says:

    You are lucky to have so many joys in life. And into each life, a little rain must fall. Enjoy!

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  4. They will bring you so much joy. I know I love to stroke the rosemary every time I walk by, just to smell the lovely fragrance!

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  5. Beth says:

    Herbs are a great priority! All of these will do well for fall!

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  6. I think the ability to shift gears is always the key to a happy life! 🌞

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