Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Herb Garden Occasion

Sometimes a day just works out.  I didn't have a real plan, just wanted to see the family.  Just wanted to enjoy the beautiful spring.  But today, worked better than I could have imagined.  I spent the day with some of the people I love.  I spent the day at the farm, a place I love.  Then we had a small adventure to the herb farm.  What a fabulous place to walk and look and learn.

My father wanted to get a few herbs for his garden and I wanted to see the choices.  What a fabulous choice of plants.  Some even medicinal.  Today I learned about Comfrey: One of the country names for comfrey was ‘knitbone’, a reminder of its traditional use in healing bone fractures. Modern science confirms that comfrey can influence the course of bone ailments.  And of course, I have broken toes and an ailing foot.  How timely.

The sunny day, the cool breezes, the fun environment all contributed to a great day.  My purchases were: a columbine, a clematis, basil, oregano, thyme and comfrey.  I loved this occasion and can't wait till my next visit.
O'Toole's Herb Farm Greenhouse

Lots of oregano, parsley and basil.

Thyme Began in a Garden

Pay and then take it all home.  Tomorrow is a garden day!