Friday, March 23, 2012
"A man taking basil from a woman will love her always."
~Sir Thomas Moore
It's that time again. Preparing garden beds and up-potting plants that were started from seeds. My favorite garden is the herb garden, mainly because it grows so well with very little help from me. Already my basil is looking pretty good. So good actually I should be putting it into the garden. Unfortuneately, the herb garden is still in its weed infested winter condition. I've a little more work on the vegetable garden beds and then I can turn to the herb garden. I don't even want to think about the flower beds. I was very lazy last fall and did little in the garden. The warm winter was perfect for weeds and ugly grasses to thrive, and thrive they did and quickly took over every square inch of space.
Today, its windy and rainy and as I look out over my yard I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed at all the work ahead. But then I remember how lovely the flowers where, how tasty the vegetables and how aromatic the herbs. And I want to go out and get my hands dirty and put my beds in planting order. Maybe tomorrow, once the rain has passed, the thunder has stopped booming and the wind has calmed down, I can continue to chip away at my list of chores.
Genovese basil with thyme.