In the past I have had a perennial garden but it was in a rental and I had to leave most of it because I was moving into a smaller place with a cement yard. Ho-Hum .... that is sooooo boring.
Last year my family and I cleared and dug out a special place in our acre of heaven for my herbs (I am a student of herbalism). It was late in the summer so there wasn't much to do except move the few herbs that I already had and make plans for new ones in the spring.
I planted mints, yarrow, feverfew, lamb's ear, lemon balm, rosemary, mother of thyme and greek oregano. They are all coming back -- checked a couple days ago. This amount of plants will be tripled before June.
I also have a bed of horseradish that I harvested for the first time this past October. I made 2 gallons of horseradish ... I love the stuff.
The property came with a bed of rhubarb. They are such majestic plants with their red stalks and gigantic leaves.
Wild raspberry and elderberry all over the place.
We also have a long row of strawberries that we planted 6 years ago.
So much more is planned for this year with perennial food now that my daughter is more interested in it.
I'll let you know how things go.
01-18-2011 - 219.9
01-18-2012 - 222.4
01-18-2013 - 206.2
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