Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Chamomile Grows

"Plants cry their gratitude for the sun in green joy."
~Astrid Alauda

Imagine my excitement when my eyes saw these tiny green sprouts today. You see, they were just planted on Saturday. Obviously, my thumb gets greener by the minute.

Therefore, according to my calculations, chamomile seeds germinate in 3 short days. Amazing. I need to plant more, as they are quite kind to my gardening ego.

Along with the chamomile, I also planted seeds for basil, chives, thyme, and rosemary. From what I've read, it's more difficult to grow herbs from seed, but naturally, I have chosen the path of most resistance. Wish me luck.

1 comment:

Maria said...

I hope the snow didn't hurt those little sprouts! My one girlfriend, (very Italian)grows Basil on her deck. By the time I see her in July it is literally a bush! She makes the best homemade pesto.

On a sad note, I tried chives once and got aphids all over them and couldn't use them. I needed a ladybug to feast on them!

Thanks for the nice words on my blog. Tough meeting today..too long and dry. (Oh no...did I just put that in print????)

Also, how did you know my favorite tree is the weeping willow? They are the most graceful, flowing, beautiful tree. My grandparents had one at the beginning of their driveway and my mother's wedding photo is taken next to it in full bloom. Very beautiful.

Thanks for stirring up some nice memories.

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