Mail Art Mania

Envelopes keep coming in and I keep
recycling them.  Another more pastel

I spent the weekend transplanting
perennials from one garden to another.
Bleeding heart, European ginger, ferns,
day lilies and lady’s mantle.
We have lots of shade and not too much
sun, so my plant list leans toward
the shade lovers…

A bleeding heart from my garden
blooming last year.

One of my favorite plants
which is really a herb, but
most people think is a weed
is creeping charlie, or ground ivy
 a member of the mint family.
(Glechoma hederacea)

It is coming up in abundance and the tiny bluish
purple flowers are lovely.  While it is invasive,
I would rather a useful herb as a ground
cover than some cultivar that is sterile.
It’s medicinal properties
include: diuretic, astringent, tonic and gently stimulant.
Useful in kidney diseases and for indigestion.
Another Spring blooming cleansing herb.

One note of caution, never ingest an herb
unless you have clearly identified it, or had
it identified, there are lots of poisonous
plants out there…

Mail art for the plants-insurance for good blooms.

And no, this is not
my backside, I wish I
was that thin again, but
alas it is not to be.

Happy Sunday.

4 Responses to “Mail Art Mania”

  1. lyle April 12, 2010 at 12:34 am #

    like that envelope! and why not say yes thats my butt! who's to know! it looks like you to me! I wont tell! lyle

  2. Emma April 12, 2010 at 8:19 am #

    I spent some of yesterday planting out dafodils round a new last year plum tree along with some grape hyacinths & chinioxoda – sp? – little blue star shape bulbs. I was late end of last year so they go into pots instead of frozen/boggy ground.

    Your herb post away back was facinating – I'm a bit wet for them but I'll be doing more pots. My rosemary from seed got blasted by the big freeze. Oh well, time will tell!

  3. Kim Mailhot April 12, 2010 at 12:21 pm #

    We have a shady garden too and many of the same lovely plants are putting there beautiful selves up out of the Earth as we speak out there. Spring really is such a gift and a miracle…Love to you and your perfect butt !

  4. Candace April 12, 2010 at 7:43 pm #

    Those bleeding hearts are lovely. Mmm, maybe I should put some in next to the lily of the valley. Thanks for sharing and that is a great mail art you have there!

    Thanks for your visit, too. It's always good to hear from my peeps!

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