As long as you live, keep learning how to live. Seneca
I bought this one as a Bambino, but it seem to have outgrown its bambino shoes and arches up into a tree.
Generally the days are fine.
A seed hidden in an apple is an orchard invisible.
In the herb garden Thyme grows;
A broader leaved Thyme has still room to grow!
Thyme is one of the most popular culinary herbs worldwide, yet few people realize that Thymus, the botanic genus to which thyme belongs, contains 350 species, all of which are to a greater or lesser extent aromatic (though not all are useful in the kitchen).
Generally speaking, the thymes are wiry-stemmed subshrubs with small, narrowly to broadly oval leaves. Depending upon the species and cultivar, thyme leaves can be shiny, fuzzy, bright green, deep green, grey green, blue green, yellowish, silver, or variegated; furthermore, the leaves of the hardiest species can darken or redden in cold weather.
Thyme flowers, small, two-lipped, and aromatic, can come in pink, lavender, white, or crimson.
The thymes are classified by botanists as members of the Deadnettle Family (Lamiaceae or Labiatae) along with the mints, lavenders, rosemary, sage, oregano, and so many other useful herbs. Native to Southern Europe, North Africa, the Near East and the Mediterranean, many thymes are mainstays in the kitchen.!” Thymes leaves provide us with powerful essential oils, the germicidal and antiseptic qualities of which are still valued today.
Coriander grows well in the cooler season; I let it flower and seed itself.
This variegated Bougainvillea I have planted into a huge terracotta pot, it grows in the herb garden, growing against the garage which forms a sheltering wall for the herbs.
Look at the trees, the birds, the clouds and at night go out and look at the stars! Titania
A small fire cleans the tangled underground, ash will help ferns and other small native scrub to regrow.
In one corner old wood is accumulated as shelter for lizards, bandicoots and other small animals. At times Bush turkeys are around and collect mulch to make a mound to lay their eggs.
The beautiful Rosebud-Salvia flowers through winter;
Mint, this is Asian mint, which I like best. It grows best through the cooler season into late spring.
A handful mintleaves and one teaspoon of organic sugar makes a fine addition to...