Fairs, exhibitions and festivals benefiting the preservation of historic sights, homes and buildings spring up this time of year. One such local institution held its spring herb day sale-a-bration over the weekend. The scent of fresh herbs gets the spring herb day let’s get growing excitement going.
Get Outside by Robert Palmer is the tune of the day and a dandy one indeed to spring herb day to.
My herb love grows where my rosemary, mint, and thyme grows.
I’m discovering the many uses of mint past its herb status of required greenery in the Southern garden color palette and glass of sweet tea.
From Better Homes & Gardens:
Part sun, sun
From 1 to 8 feet
Mint is easy to grow. The fragrance of mint will vary with variety as will the taste. Fresh or dried, mint is a broad range herb used to season beverages, desserts, soups, vegetables, and meats.
Herb, perennial, shrub
From 1 to 8 feet
Rosemary is an aromatic evergreen of Mediterranean origin, an herb that pairs well with poultry, pork, lamb, fish, breads, vegetables, tomato based sauces, soups and infused oils. French and Italian dishes especially benefit from the robust seasoning. Rosemary plants thrive in hot and dry climates.
I am seriously entertaining the thought of using this carrot planter as the focal point of my indoor herb garden.
The smell of fresh herbs goes well with the ooh la la factor, and is stylishly accomplished with a rattan wall planter and a Les Fine Herbes kitchen towel.
Better Homes & Gardens gift the gardener an array of free garden plans. I’ve selected three herb garden plans to share. Click on the link below each image to download the garden plan of choice for your spring herb day planting needs.
I used to have a friend who actually thought Ina Garten’s name was In the Garden.
In. The. Garden.
You can’t make this stuff up folks.
Ina does love her garden. On a recent repeat episode of Barefoot Contessa Ina plans, prepares, plates and presents a surprise dinner for Jeffrey in the garden. The principal of kiss, keep it stunningly simple, set the scene and the table.
Clear glass hurricane lanterns, pillar candles, ferns from the garden, white garden roses, and planter made a simple yet elegant garden style show.
How keep it stunningly simple is that?
A search and source session for the hurricane lanterns Ina Garten uses came up empty handed, but look at what I did find. Being born, raised and living the outdoor living life in Louisiana, the word hurricane typically is not equated with beauty, but this gorgeous hotel glass hurricane with rope and burned copper detail is a beauty!
Delicious dishes and stylish settings get the taste party started. A sprinkle here, a dash of that, and a generous serving of it’s all in the details indisputably takes the look and the flavor from ordinary to distinctive.
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