Monday, September 19, 2011

salad anyone?

i was inspired by the recent southern living magazine to plant some lettuces, so when i was trying to figure out what i wanted to do in the front bed outside the dining room window, i added them to my list of plants to get from pikes.  my gardening mojo left me last fall, and i have avoided this patch for a while.  weekend plans included pulling weeds and triming back bushes to get it fall ready.  it turned out to be a very quick and easy task, so i set off to get my plants saturday afternoon, and spent sunday putting everything into the ground.  here are the romaine plants, and the sage-y green plants are brussels sprouts (i do love them so), so hopefully we'll have some lovely lettuce and sprouts this fall. 
also i planted some herbs for vinegarettes and cooking-added english thyme, oregano, parsley, and a new batch of rosemary.  i do love fresh herbs, and hope to include a tarragon once i find one.

other plantings included iris and hyacinth bulbs, and a flat of pansies near the drive way.  2 rose bushes and new plants in the urn (also located in this same patch). next on my list is to figure out an adequate watering set-up so i don't have to stand outside with the waterhose keeping things hydrated, and add some pinestraw.

1 comment:

Mary said...

today's rain should get those plants off to a great start! cooking with fresh herbs is the best! ...and homegrown lettuce, delicious!!