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.
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.