Last week was crazy busy and today promises to be the same, so I wasn't planning to participate in IAVOM this week. However, I woke up early this morning with an urge to arrange something, be it ever so simple, so as soon as chores were done, I grabbed a vase and the camera and headed out to the garden. Herbs have been on my mind a lot lately as I learn more and more about their medicinal and culinary values and how to use them, and I've even been seriously considering enrolling in a few courses with The Herbal Academy. So, they seemed an appropriate theme for this week's vase!
Comfrey flowers are amazingly beautiful when viewed close-up!
I think this is the first year my basil plants have bloomed. This is 'Corsican' basil, which is one of my favorites. Every plant is a little different with some being solid purple, some dark green, and most a lovely mixture of both!
I have an overabundance of borage this year since I allowed most of the self-sown seedlings to grow. I like to add the flowers to salads for their cucumber flavor (the leaves are so prickly I don't know who would even consider eating them!).
This is the first time I've grown anise, but has already become a favorite!
The vase now occupies the place of honor on my desk. It actually looks better indoors, so I snapped this picture as well...
I hope you all have a wonderful week. Don't forget to visit Rambling in the Garden today to enjoy all the beautiful arrangements shared from around the world!
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading.