Exploring the new place turned into “How many hidden planters can I find?”:
The nasty tangle of foliage near the shed caught my nose. When I took a closer sniff & look, I found…
I am so stinkin’ thrilled to have identified this herb! (Even more thrilled to have bundles of it growing in the backyard!) When Tim came into the house a few weeks ago, he said he smelled something “minty” when he was mowing the lawn. I didn’t give it a second thought because I know what mint looks like, and I hadn’t seen any out there. Well, what do you know? A member of the mint family likes us :)
The cool thing about rosemary is that the herb considered to be a “love charm” in the Middle Ages. As a newly-wed, I am highly susceptible to phrases like
…”rosemary was associated with wedding ceremonies. The bride would wear a rosemary headpiece and the groom and wedding guests would all wear a sprig of rosemary, and from this association with weddings, rosemary evolved into a love charm. Newlywed couples would plant a branch of rosemary on their wedding day. If the branch grew, it was a good omen for the union and family.”
Find out more Wikipedia rosemary facts here.
Oddly enough, we had just purchased a bottle of dried rosemary a few weeks ago to use in soups and cooked veggies. When my dear husband found out we had a jungle of rosemary in the backyard, he hunted down the stack of last month’s receipts and dropped them on my lap. Dang right we’re getting a $2.49 refund.
Heading out for a 5-miler, then home to Side Supper, which is a meal consisting of only sides. (Rice, beans, baked butternut squash, baked peppers). We be pigs.