I am #itching4spring because I cannot wait to plant my herb garden! These 6 herbs are fragrant and exotic; they can transport
you to another place. Hyssop evokes the Mediterranean, and chervil will remind you of Paris. Lemon basil and chocolate mint will entice you with their super fragrant leaves. Savor the fresh flavor of Mexico with fresh epazote, or go on a journey to Ireland when you smell your caraway plants.
Commented on Feb 18, 2013
I am so ready to plant something,,,anything. I am proud that I already have one of those..the
chocolate mint..it grows so good and handles the drought and my heavy missouri clay..It is in full sun too in an area where nothing grows and I neglect it a lot..but Its tough..the rest I have never seen around my area..
This is a "warning" post. I had planted a row of these about 4 years ago, with the intention of blocking out the neighbor behind us. Our 6 foot privacy fence, on a slope, was only about 5 feet in reality. True to their information, they do grow extremely fast and provide excellent privacy. Within 3 years they were about 15 feet tall.
Unfortunately, we spent last summer trying to exterminate them. The roots are VERY invasive. I found a
root up against our above ground pool, and my pool means much more to me than privacy. I didn't need roots poking up through the vinyl liner.
The way we got rid of them was to cut them down, and then spend the entire summer applying TORDON stump killer to the shoots. There were shoots everywhere, even 15 feet up into the yard, in every direction. The drought we had last year was a blessing in disguise for us, because it helped in preventing more roots, since they like water. Tordon works fantastically in immediately killing the shoot.
So, if you like these and want to plant, I would suggest you do it out on the back 40 where it won't bother anything.
Commented on Feb 04, 2013
Oh my so that's what my next door neighbors planted next to me..I have a little tree that came
up from their tree. I wont complain..but thanks for the hint. I have euonymus too and love those for the front yard..they make a great privacy hedge. But slowly. I completely love trees of any kind..we just had to cut our tall trees that were by the highway so don't ever try that a waste of time. Now twenty yrs later they got into the wires. I just planted roses of sharon's for some privacy from the same neighbors who put invasives by my yard..oh for the love of privacy.
We bought our house over 5 years ago knowing that a major kitchen re-do wasn't in our plan. The kitchen wasn't a space that reflected me our family. After living with it a year, I knew I
needed to make changes to make it a happy space that worked for us. I turned to my friend, my paintbrush, to make inexpensive changes to the things that bothered me the most. I'm always amazed at the power of paint, but never more so than in #MyKitchen. (see more after pics on my blog)
Commented on Jan 19, 2013
I took my top cabinet doors off too and Like being able to reach up and get it quick and the
look is so open. I painted my walls a dark red..delicious..love it..but its a little dark..maybe I will go and do it off white to match my cabinets..