Archive for September, 2013

September 30th, 2013

Today in the garden

One of my wishes on my short list when we were house hunting last fall was some outdoor space. When we moved in December I thought I would spend a year just observing the property and not doing much more “gardening” than mowing the lawn. Then on Mother’s Day we decided to get a few plants from a local farm. We got tomatoes, brussels sprouts, strawberries and mint. Seemingly overnight I found a new passion that I would never have expected from my limited past experience with growing herbs in pots.

Just as I was feeling like the gardening season was coming to an end, today I had a moment that amazed me.

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Can you tell what it is? Let’s zoom in…

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For the first time in my life, I saw a hummingbird and it was in my own backyard! I had already said that anise hyssop was my favorite plant and this just made it even better for me.