My gardens! #1: Herb Garden

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Blog entry by Eklectic posted 06-11-2008 07:40 AM 1309 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It used to be that I had all my herbs in my herb garden!!
But over the last year, I started growing the new ones mixed in some of the flower beds!
So when I am fixing a meal, I just take a stroll in the gardens and enjoy the sights!




Garlic Chives:

Lemon Thyme:

Lemon Balm:


Some sage:

I have left out the parsley, 3 different mints, the stevia, lavender,the borage,more sage, curry and probably a few more that I cannot remember right now!

One of the ways I love to use herbs, apart from food, is in linen drawers/closets as well as a “deodorant” for old furniture that have the “old smell”! Lovage is really good as odor absorber!So is parsley!

Have a very aromatic day!!

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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posted 06-11-2008 07:49 AM

I love fresh herbs, makes for very tasty food.

How do you grow curry when it isnt a spice but a culmination of spices?

I have rosemary, basil, oregano (several kinds), chives (several kinds) , parsley, lemon mint, orange mint, cilantro, fennel, ...........and the list goes on.

I have grown to like brusied mint in a beverage

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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posted 06-11-2008 08:17 AM

Iced tea, brewed with peppermint and spearmint!
I haven’t even begun to put in my herbs yet,been concentrating on the “visible” areas first.

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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posted 06-11-2008 08:34 AM

Perhaps she is growing the Curry Plant.

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20

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posted 06-11-2008 08:53 AM

I have a friend who is celiac! Which can make it hard to find deserts that she will be able to eat!
And that her husband will enjoy as well: he is quite finicky in that he doesn’t like anything made of rice flour or whatever she can eat!
As well, I like the idea of making her being able to eat the same thing we do!

A danger of using different types of flour in the kitchen, it does not matter how careful you are, there is always a danger of “contaminating” her food!

So, last summer, I made rice krispies squares, cut in small 1inch squares and dipped half of them in melted dark chocolate with fresh mint in it! MMMM!!

What a success that was!

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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posted 06-11-2008 08:55 AM

Curry looks a lot like chives! I bought it at a nursery a few years ago! It is strong smelling and tasting!

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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posted 06-11-2008 08:59 AM

What nice healthy looking plants Eklectic.Good idea to mix them together for viewing.

-- Bon,Hastings, 5a....Always room for one more

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posted 06-11-2008 09:44 AM

Love that you have intermingled your herbs and flowers … gives such a unique look to gardens. Everything looks so nice and healthy!!!! I like the idea of having to “stroll” through/by your gardens to find the herbs you want. A little pre-dinner walk …

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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posted 06-11-2008 09:50 AM

Greenthumb I think you should be trying some Garam masala! <g>
There are so many styles and many have curry.
Eklectic, you are a storehouse of usefull information.
Thanks to the ideas and illustrations.
I have the usual herbs that I overwinter in the greenhouse and plant outside for our rather brief summer.


-- I want to believe in a lot of things but, in the meantime I have to deal with the truth

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posted 06-11-2008 10:29 AM

Nice to see them mixed in the landscape. I’m currently stuck in the traditional farmer rows, but if ever I get to landscaping the backyard, there are for sure some that I will add to the mix! The various sages and golden oreganos I find particularlly pretty.
Sib ;)

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posted 04-17-2010 12:45 PM

Thanks for this blog on your herbs. I am trying to expand the number and kinds of herbs I grow and your photos are clear and lovely. I hope my lovage grows to be as healthy and lush as yours.

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