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Friday, January 25, 2013

Favorite Thing Saturday

This garden was one of my favorites this past year.You can't see it all in this photo. It's part of my herb garden on the west side of the house.Our yard slopes down to the woods in back. So when I work here I do it on a slant...kind of hard to do sometimes. I sit on a chair to weed and it tilts to one side...almost tipping over when I get up.I plant things that don't require as much water at the top of the garden, because the rain water runs down the slope and those plants at the bottom get more moisture. This past  year we didn't get much rain...so the herbs loved it. I've never seen the rosemary, sage and oregano do so well. This garden pretty much takes care of itself. The plants are so close that weeds don't dare move in. It goes on down along this side of our sloping yard. There are several different kinds of thyme as well. There are a few perennials mixed in...mostly natives. I've found that native plants and herbs do well together. I added a few new plants of Japanese Anemones on this side of the house too. They bloomed well for the first time this past year.It's funny that I love the herbs the best. Most would want luscious flowers, but I really like foliage plants. I enjoy the different textures and shades of green. I'm looking forward to gardening again this year. My gardens don't have many annuals...I'm growing old and can't do what I used to do. But I can keep these beds tidy.
I'm linking with Claudia at http://mockingbirdhillcottage.com/
Balisha

10 comments:

Margie's Musings said...

That's simply lovly, Balisha!

It's so dry here that everything is dead looking. We are in the worst drought since the 20s. It's January and we have had no snow and very little rain.

Diane said...

Very clever to plant according to the way the water flows. Looks lovely!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Balisha,
One of my favourite late flowering plants is the Japanese Anemone. I love the shape of the leaves and the way the flowers tower above and sway in the breeze.
I enjoy growing herbs aswell which I use a lot in the kitchen, but I also allow some of the oregano to flower as the bees adore the plant.
Thank you for showing us your border as it reminds us of things to come.
Have a love weekend.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Barbee' said...

Your beds and gardens are always interesting. Interesting insight regarding the herbs and natives together.

Blondie's Journal said...

I didn't know this about herbs...that they didn't need much water. Thanks for that. I look forward to seeing your garden this summer!

XO,
Jane

judemiller1 said...

Can hardly wait for spring!!! But I know, under all this snow, Tulips and Daffodils are resting and getting ready!!

It's Just Dottie said...

Lovely!! I planted a small herb garden last summer and it is doing so well I am going to enlarge it.
Smiles, Dottie

Claudia said...

I don't have many annuals either, Balisha. I like perennials. After 7 years here, many of them are well established and I end up having much less to do in the garden. Just the usual maintenance.

Love your garden!

Thanks so much for joining in this week!

xo
Claudia

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

So nice to see some greenery in the dead of winter! I like your idea about having so many plants so close together that the weeds don't dare try to poke through. Gonna try that this spring!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

How wonderful to have a kitchen herb garden! I've grown basil and mint before and loved being able to just cut what I need. You've inspired me to branch out.

Happy week to you!