My husband has been tweaking the area around our pond in the backyard and as he pulls away overgrown ivy he has been discovering pots that have blended into the landscape over the last couple of years.
I keep seeing old friends turn up on the patio looking sadly neglected and in desperate need of a good trimming.
I had completely forgotten about this little herb garden that I sat out by the pond two summers ago. After clearing all the leaves and sticks out of the pot, I cut the plants back a good deal and slowly but surely they are all recovering nicely.
Now I have thyme, chives, oregano, and sage close at hand to add to whatever I'm cooking.
The only herbs missing were basil (which I added to this pot) parsley, cilantro and fennel, which I planted in another empty pot from behind the potting shed.
I found a spot on the patio that gets sun earlier in the day but provides a bit of afternoon shade. Isn't it amazing how some plants can survive with total neglect and others can be provided ideal soil and growing condition and still struggle.
Such is the mystery of gardening...
Now I am in need of some new recipes using fresh herbs. Any suggestions?