How many of you are aware that I am not a patient person? It's OK... raise your hand, I won't get upset. Yeah, that's what I thought...EVERY single one of you know patience is not one of my better virtues. So, instead of me pouring over the seed catalogs, waiting for the seed packets to arrive, carefully poking that little bugger into the seed tray and then praying with everything I've got for them to hurry up and sprout so I can transplant them, I cheat.
I spent a good amount of time a couple weeks ago with Jimmy, Tanya & Ravyn at our local nursery. This place has everything you could imagine and then some things you may be surprised to find on any given day. I went with the goal of finding 3 or 4 herbs that I use on a regular basis, and that is what I came home with... AFTER walking around the entire place looking at all the different flowering plants and thinking to myself *I'd love to have some of those, or those or even those*. (If only we weren't looking for a different place to live so I can get out of this black mold)... *sigh.
I honestly wasn't going to plant anything this year. I am SO frustrated with the inability to be as active as I was even last summer. And even more frustrated with the landlord's unwillingness to accept there are problems with this house and fix the issues. If he would fix the problems I'd love to stay here (well, not so much now. The nosy neighbors have 4 yapping chihuahuas they turn lose in their yard and refuse to control. And a young pitbull that has very easily jumped over their fence *it's abut 3 ft tall between my yard and theirs* into my yard. I panic each time I take Chaos and Calliope outside, scared that dog is gonna jump the fence and hurt one of them).
That's all... just four plants this year. And I've already trimmed the mint and some of it is drying for storage. I've used quite a bit of the cilantro, and basil (oh! I forgot to mention I make a mean Bruscetta, LOL!). And I've clipped enough rosemary to add to the chicken breasts I marinated the other night AND have enough to *smudge* my Craft room. I DO have grand plans, but not for where we are living at this time. I'm feeling the need to *settle* and stop moving every 3 or 4 years. We have plans, just haven't been able to set the wheels on motion to have them manifest as of yet. Soon, Vickie.... soon.