Kathy came by a few days ago and we walked out back to see the Bromiliad she gave me last fall. I can’t get mine to bloom, she said. I shared that I had fed mine a bit of orchid food, and the combinaton of our hot muggy summer days and the food must have encouraged the plant to produce. Plus I had my plant sitting under some hanging pots which shaded it like a jungle canopy.
The Bromiliad is near my herb pots and when Kathy saw my happy herbs she asked if she could cut some. She then proceeded to clip the lavender (I’ll make you a sachet), the tarragon (I’ll make you some tarragon chicken) and the sorrell (I’ll make you some soup).
Yesterday Kathy arrived with a container of shredded taragon-cranberry chicken and a bowl of lentils and carrots seasoned with sorrell. She says the soup will arrive today when she stops by.
Meanwhile she oohed and ahhed over the bees in my garden…hundreds of bees covering the Hydrangea, Chrysanthemum, Veronica and Joe Pye Weed. So if you’re missing any bees, they are at my house hanging out. The lady up the street will have some honey this year!