vendredi 29 octobre 2010
I always grew a patch of herbs. Rosemary,chives, parsley,beebalm,thymes,mint,savory,sage,coriander and oh, the so glorious basil ( see post in september ). I think if a had to choose between gardening with herbs or flowers, my heart would bend towards their heavenly smell and for the variety of uses they so gladly offer. I love to cook with them because they add so much flavor to foods. But herbs can also be used for medicinal purposes and they make great teas.
I can still see in my memories, my younger daughter Anne at aged 2, sitting on the porch with me on warm summer evenings, sipping beebalm and mint tea with her own little cup. She always loved herbal teas and i still make a cup for her whenever she ask for some. I love their soothing and comforting taste.
Winter is almost here and i will miss my herb garden. Yesterday was very unusually warm and very windy. I love this weather. Could not help but spend some time outdoors and savor the moment. I unearthed my little rosemary bush, and repotted it, in the hopes that maybe it will survive the winter indoors. I tried once, but it sadly died. A friend of mine who owns a fabulous veggie garden told me she succeeded to keep hers for most of the winter. I thought i had nothing to lose in trying again, if i leave it ouside, it will die anyway.
If some of you, northern people, have some tricks to share on how to keep your rosemary inside, i would love to hear from you ♥