is quite prolific this time of year.
As you can see the garden is
starting to take off with the warm
days we've had. The herbs are
planted in the right quadrant.
I have three types of thyme.
Plenty of sage.
Chives, which I do allow to blossom as it attracts bees to the
garden and we need bees for pollination!
I also plant pineapple sage,
the leaves smell just like pineapple lifesavers...
do they still have that flavor in the standard pack?
Once again, the blossoms serve to attract bees and hummingbirds.
Bee balm is planted to ensure good pollination too.
The old standards of parsley,
and basil are planted to make pesto!
and of course to make homemade pasta sauce when the tomatos are in.
Mint is a must for garnishing and for my favorite mint iced tea!
Lemon balm makes a nice tea too, and is also great in salads or as a garnish.
I even keep a few pots of herbs on my deck in case I'm feeling
too lazy to go out to pick from the garden...pretty sad I know :)
Last but not least I have also planted catnip for my feline friends...
but be careful as you don't want them to overdo it!
My cat Charlie enjoys rolling in it but he is 19 years old after all
so I'm pretty sure he uses it for medicinal purposes only!
What's growing in your garden???