Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Update: My garden

By: Molly 
So since I’ve moved to my house in Lancaster I started my first garden. It is small and is definitely suffering from my learning experience but with time it has become a sweet and interesting bunch of little plants. Each plant has had the determination to grow despite my random weeks away and constant rearranging. Each plant has its own personality and each plant has a great story. I love each one of them and I’m always eager to see them every afternoon when I get home from work.

My boyfriend’s mother gave me the Echinacea plants that now by my front door. She remembered how much I loved the patch out front of his old house and wanted to make sure I had some when Ken and I moved in together. While most are growing happily two are struggling. These two I have gotten a bit of babying and seem to be on the mend. Just yesterday I had two neighbors come up and tell me how much they love my flowers so I know I have to be doing something right.
Lemon Balm




Chocolate Mint

In our backyard I have chocolate mint, lemon balm, rosemary, catnip, and lavender growing in little containers. I love these plants and while they are not flourishing has I had hoped they are still very happy in their little spot in the garden. Lavender and rosemary are both thrilled with the sunshine and my mint and catnip are thrilled to be in their new containers. Lemon balm has been a little fussy but seems to be coming back to life now that I planted it under a tree we inherited. Hopefully it will grow so I can harvest some leaves before fall!

What were/are your first gardens like? How are the gardens you have now doing?


Justhaveingfun said...

My yard is feeling a little forgotten. Got some plants set out but have not had the time to get them in the ground, so sad. But I have a lot of lemon balm this year. Had to cut some down. What do you do with the leaves?

Tina Sams said...

Hey there Dena,

I usually use it in tea. I like to add it to green teas or fruity teas but I found this article which I think has some neat ideas too. Let me know what you think!

Thank you!