Friday

Create a fragrant garden

This week we have been digging in the dirt and making our own beautiful fragrant garden.
This is a wonderful combination of messy play and creating something lasting and beautiful that can be appreciated by all.
First we started with an outing to the plant nursery. We rang ahead of time to ask which was their quietest day. We have a lovely local shady nursery with a interesting winding path and large red fish in a pond. We purchased:
  • lemon verbena
  • geraniums: lemon, rose, lime, peppermint
  • mints: spearmint, peppermint
  • bergamont
  • pennyroyal
  • rosemary
  • lavender
 Most of these plants were in the herb section.
We had great fun digging and transferring the plants and smelling the leaves of the geranium plants. Scented geraniums are grown mainly for their foliage because of the wonderful scents they have when their leaves are rubbed.  They work well in containers and small spaces, and can be grown successfully either indoors or out.
The best fun we had though, and ongoing, was watering the plants when they were all happily planted in their beds.

“It was such a pleasure to sink one's hands into the warm earth, to feel at one's fingertips the possibilities of the new season.”
― Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden

RESOURCES: Herb Gardening Guide from Garden.org includes guides on growing, basil, parsley, sage, dill, mint, chives, oregano, thyme, marjoram, rosemary and frech tarragon.

4 comments:

  1. Oh that is going to smell so good as you brush past them. Thanks for joining in the link up this week, Kierna

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  2. What a wonderful collectin of smells together

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    1. and thank you for linking up to Country Kids

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  3. They do smell so good, I especially love the penny royal

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