Growing Herbs in Texas: Spring Gardening Update


| 4/26/2010 12:40:27 PM


C.Meredith

Cynthia Meredith has been gardening with herbs, reading about herbs, and discussing herb gardening in Texas for more than 20 years. She has owned The Herb Cottage (www.theherbcottage.com) for over 10 years, selling herb plants to people all over our state. 

It's been almost a month since I've written. What a change in the weather and the gardens since late March when I last wrote and took pictures. It's warmed up considerably; we've had plenty of rain and, best of all, the gardens are flourishing. In the interim, I had a wonderful trip to California for a wedding and a vacation on the Monterey peninsula where I visited secret gardens enclosed by adobe walls behind historic adobe houses. I saw lots of rosemary and lavender, among many other herbs and drought-tolerant plants. I took lots of pictures, and I'll share them in another blog.

Meanwhile, it seems like the gardens here at The Herb Cottage really popped while I was gone.

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From the foreground: blooming chamomile, blooming cilantro, soon to produce coriander seed. Little pinkie rose on the right. The grayish trunk on the left is a vitex tree, and the green with a splash of magenta to the lower left of the shot is lamb's quarters, which I wrote about last year. It reseeded and is showing new growth with large leaves in bright colors.



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