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.