Diary of an Average Gardener

My Herb and Perennial Summer Garden

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My Summer Garden

At last my summer garden is thriving. Nights stayed cool well into May and early June. Now….hot humid days and warm humid nights which my garden loves! The spring blooms have come and gone and the summer blooms are just beginning. I find myself sitting on my deck and just staring at the new blooms that show up each day. I should go away for a couple of days just so the progress would seem more dramatic. I do plan on meeting my sister, her children and grandchildren for a few days in the Tennessee mountains. In the mean time I’ll just watch, water, and pull weeds.

Perennial Summer Garden

Here’s a couple of pictures of my perennial summer garden. The garden phlox are just beginning to bloom. In a a week or so, they should be out in force. They stay blooming all summer. If I dead head, they’ll grow even more blooms. There’s daisies about to burst and the Purple Dome Asters will be out in a week or two. I’ll post more pictures as more plants are in full bloom.

Left Side                                                             Right Side


summer garden right side perenial




Long Viewsummer garden long view

Just ignore the weeds along the edge….I just can’t seem to keep up with them. That’s just one of the pitfalls of a summer garden here in the South.

Herb Summer Garden

herb gardenThe herb garden is just fabulous! Basil, parsley, oregano, fennel, dill, sage, Mexican and French tarragon, chives, and a volunteer tomato are all doing well. I love cooking with fresh herbs and of course I love watching them grow.

I’m planning on making some pesto with all that basil. I will post the recipe on cooking.loisashton.com This is also my site where I post recipes and healthy eating tips. Since I love to garden and cook, it just seemed right to have a site for each interest. The trouble is keeping up with both!