Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Tea-potted Garden

“The air was fragrant with a thousand trodden aromatic herbs, with fields of lavender, and with the brightest roses blushing in tufts all over the meadows…” ~ William Cullen Bryant

I don't have that much space for an herb garden, so I bought a rack and different pots and placed it in a little alcove on my deck.

Starting at the top, I have lavender and rosemary--the lavender in a teacup pot.

There’s rosemary and rue. These keep
Seeming and savor all the winter long.
Grace and remembrance be to you.”
~William Shakespeare

Basil is on the next row down in the flag teapot.  The next row down has mint in the yellow pot and thyme in the little red teapot.
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.
~William Shakespeare, A Midsummer's Night Dream
Oregano is in the blue pot next to a dill filled teacup with butterflies.
I have one last pot on the bottom that looks like a red flower, with curled parsley.

How I would love to be transported into a scented
Elizabethan garden with herbs and honeysuckles,  a knot garden and roses clambering over a simple arbor ….
~ Rosemary Verey
I linked this post at Home Sweet Home~

1 comment:

  1. I love that you placed them all on the shelves in the teacups. Such a cute collection of herbs!


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