I prepared this bouquet a few weeks ago, but it didn't turn out as well as I hoped, so it got tucked away in drafts, but I have decided to post it today since it does give me an opportunity to show some of my favorite herbs (and flowers that for some reason I associate with herbs), and because I didn't have time to prepare anything for this week, out of what little is left in the garden at the moment! I will try to be more creative next week. :)
White Horehound...I love the fuzzy, silvery leaves! When my plants are more established, I will use it to make cough drops.
Some oregano seedheads.
Comfrey...an indestructable plant! It is beautiful, but it quickly grows to massive proportions.
The only Echinacea flower I had left...a groundhog has been raiding my poor flowers!
Lemon balm...the leaves are looking a little worn this late in the season, but it still smells delicious and is one of my favorite herbs!
Valerian, or garden heliotrope. It always makes me think of Tasha Tudor, who said it was "a fine old herb". I heartily agree!
Lavender...I have one plant which I plantedfor my mother 5 years ago. This is the first year it has bloomed...our winters are just too cold.
Heartsease, or Johnny-Jump-Ups...the flowers look like they have faces (to me anyway!). I think the flower that is tilted sideways in this picture is so cute!
Have a great week! You can see what other gardeners have found this week atramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2017/10/09/in-a-vase-on-monday-a-degree-of-ambivalence
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. I also blog for Heirloom Gardener.