Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Friday, March 05, 2010

It has started

My car has started veering into the garden center all on it's own *chuckle* which happened on my way home from work yesterday. I took my usual leisurely stroll around to see what has turned up. I had already decided to invest in more herbs and as I looked at what had come in, I discovered the lemon verbena.

As I crushed a leaf between my fingers, the most intense delightful lemon aroma was released.
Being mostly a coffee drinker,and on occasion a tea drinker, I do like a slice of lemon in a cup of tea, and find sometimes a lemon will spoil before I get to use all of it. I am solving that problem by placing a sprig of lemon verbena in my tea.
Not only will I save money, it will be more convenient to just go out to my garden and pluck a sprig of verbena for my tea. I am sure I will find more uses for this delightful herb.

I think the verbena will look splendid in the brown pot.


Greensparrow said...

I ADORE lemon verbena! I grew it for the first time last year, and cooked with it constantly! The bright lemon flavor is so marvelous. I found rosemary and lemon verbena are a KILLER combination for chicken.

Balisha said...

I bought some herbs too. I think that my hanging basket on the deck will have a mini herb garden in it. It's close to the little herb garden is way out away from the kitchen and I don't use it often enough.

Darla said...

it will be right at home in that gorgeous container!

plantlady said...

I believe your lemon verbena will look fantastic in the pot. If you want fresh lemon but can't use it all, slice the leftover and put it in the freezer. You can have a slice anytime without the waste.

Gardeness said...

I know what you mean! I just got some things in the ground after a long awaited trip to a nursery. So exciting! Thanks for the cooking tip on parsnips, too. We recently discovered them and I hope to grow some this year.

Kimberly said...

Jennifer, that's funny! My car does the same thing...must be a flaw...might hear about a recall soon! :)

Peggy said...

Hi KeeWee,I think your car has an unfixable fault!Great idea to use the lemon verbena in your tea,I have it growing for years but have never used it for anything really so this tip and the the one from the comment above for using it with rosemary (which I have) for chicken is a useful one which I will be trying.