Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wanted: Recipes Using Lemon Balm

Lemon balm is an invasive plant. I knew this when I planted it, which is why I put it in an herb bed that is physically divided from the rest of my yard. What I did not know was just how quickly it would grow. When I planted my little lemon balm seedling two summers ago, it was four inches high. It's gotten a bit bigger:

Now it is attempting to devour my garlic chives.

I see many cups of lemon balm tea in my future . . .

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Why I Married Him

Because he's the sort of man who will build me something like this garden fence:

Anti-Rabbit Vegetable Theft Deterrent System 3.0

In addition to putting up with my tendency to apply Moore's law to vegetable plots:

My vegetable garden three summers ago.

All despite the fact that he does not like the taste of brussel sprouts, arugula or peas.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

And Then There Was One

Remember how I told you all about the sad plight of my my poor beleaguered apple trees? How, out of four that were planted, three were attacked by both cedar-apple rust and fire blight and barely survived, one was killed by rabbits, and then a Mutant Ninja beaver crawled out of the storm sewer drain in my yard in the middle of the night to assassinate another?

Well, last night's severe thunderstorm with its attendant 70 mile an hour straight line winds took out another:

Perhaps this is a sign I am meant to plant cherries?

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