An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog is the combined effort created by the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
If you have a sunny section of your patio consider planting a mixed pot of herbs. They require sun, nice soil and good drainage. We purchase pots with lots of drainage holes and then place coffee filters over the holes so the soil doesn't wash out and make a mess on the patio.
When choosing your plants select a variety of leaf sizes and shapes to add interest. A creeping plant like golden marjoram or creeping thyme or prostrate rosemary which will grow and hang off the side of the planter is always fun.
You can plant four or five herbs in the planter and they will all do well together. They will need watered daily when it is hot out and the other important tip is to remember to clip and use your herbs. They loved to be pinched back. It makes them bushier and healthier.
These photos are from our recent planter class where attendees were able to select the style planter they preferred and the variety of herb plants they thought would be useful. Everyone left the class with a planter that was ready to be tucked into a sunny spot on their patio, and enjoyed and harvested throughout the summer season.