It's been a busy month since the last Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, and it is the time of year when I take time off to concentrate on my photography. This time of year you can usually find me at either Descanso Gardens or The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens. I am lucky to live just a short drive away from both of these magnificent gardens. If you are interested in having a look at some of the images I've shot over the past several weeks, you can visit my Flickr Page Here.
As for the latest goings on in my garden, the roses are blooming as usual and never fail to provide the front of my home with an abundance of color and beauty. But my latest gardening project is that I have now decided to turn the patio area into an all herb garden.
One of my favorite sections at the Huntington Botanical Gardens is their herb garden. I've always been interested in many uses for herbs from medicinal to metaphysical to aromatic to culinary, so it just seemed natural that I should focus on this diverse group of plants valued for their contributions to science, history and even superstition.
Last month I posted many of the herbs I already have growing in my garden, but here are just a few photos of some of the latest I've added to my collection.
Chives - First time growing these. Not sure why it took me so long!
Dill - Can't wait until these flower.
Patchouli - Will be making incense with the leaves once this plant grows up a bit.
Mugwort - I got this picture just before I cut the aerial parts back for the winter. It's already sprouting new growth up from the roots.
Deadheading the roses. We don't need much to keep warm during the
Fall/Winter months here in California.