A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Lavender, Rosemary and Sage

I just had a hard time believing that I was outdoors working this afternoon. My mums across the front needed cutting down, and since Joe has a new tool for cutting low to the ground....it was the day to try it out. It worked like a charm and  took just minutes. Then I picked up the mum stems plus dried flowers (they were still lavender and pretty fresh looking) and packed them in between the stems he left sticking up. A mulch, so to speak. I sat in my green chair and worked in the sunshine. Moving around to the herb garden...I found rosemary, lavender, and sage...so pretty and fresh. I came in the house and got some  shears and went out and cut a couple of small bouquets for the house. We have a lady painter here... doing some decorating for us and she went through the room and took a whiff. She said that she hated lavender..."Pooey...I hate lavender...an old lady scent!" I just chuckled to myself at her rudeness...Who asked her anyway? It's a scent that you either love or not. I had just this morning bought some lavender bath soap at the store...guess I'm an old lady.
Now I have to go and try to add some colored lights to an already decorated tree. It has clear lights on it and I really would like to change it. If it's too much trouble our little tree will sparkle with only one color light.I'll try to post some pictures of my decorating here at our house tomorrow.
Have a nice evening everyone...


Barbee' said...

:) I love lavender, too, but I've been loving it since I was a young mother, not just since I became an old granny. My granddaughter turned up her nose at the scent when she wore a sweater from my dresser drawer where I had kept a bar of lavender soap. Now that I am an old lady, I love it still. The only sage I had this year was a pineapple sage; don't know if it is edible, I just grew it for the hummingbirds. I wish I could grow rosemary here. Do you take yours indoors for the winter?

Balisha said...

I had a rosemary plant a few years ago and brought it in for the winter. It started losing it's little needles and really looked sad. I didn't know how to water it. Put it out in the spring and it didn't survive. This one was planted this year...and has done so well. It is supposed to be hardy. So, I mulched it good and now will wait to see what happens in the Spring. I do love rosemary and I hope it survives.I checked on pineapple sage and there are many culinary uses.


Barbee' said...

Thank you, Balisha. I never thought about Googling for the sage; will do that now. I did nibble on a leaf and it tasted awful. The bright red flowers are beautiful.

Barbara said...

I can just smell the herbs!! Do the same myself.