Thursday, April 21, 2011

In My Garden

On Thursday's last summer, I attempted to feature something growing in my yard. As the snow started to fly and the wind started to blow, I changed my Thursday posts to From The Good Life. Although, we're not getting a lot of warmer Spring weather, signs of Spring are starting to appear.



Tim built a raised bed last year and for the first time I planted oregano and sage. After the first frost, we covered the sage and oregano with straw. Our winter this year was pretty darn cold and I was concerned, especially in a raised bed, my herbs wouldn't come back this Spring. Just a week or so ago, Tim uncovered them and said to take a look because they were starting to show signs of life. Excited they survived, I googled to see when or if I should cut them back. Yes, you should trim them but only after they start to show a lot of new growth. This past Sunday, I went out to trim them back and as it turns out there wasn't much old growth to get rid of. If you've ever wanted to grow sage or oregano and wondered if they would come back, give them a try. I bet they will come back for you!!

6 comments:

  1. Wow good to know. I'm glad they survived the winter. I'm excited to hear about your garden this spring and summer!

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  2. I am so excited for you; I love my herbs; had a herb garden for 40 years, now I have them in containers on my deck. We just had 8 inches of snow yesterday; it will be a while and the only thing I have that comes back is chives. Enjoy!
    Rita

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  3. We just planted some herbs in the backyard here. Rosemary and oregano are my perennials, so here's hoping I can grow them!

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  4. That's great to know. I knew about the oregano coming back, I have mine in pots, they are very hardy! But looking forward to planting some sage this year!

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  5. whoopee...hurray for herbs that survived and for you. So glad to see your Spring blooms and renewed life. Hugs and Happy Easter Julie to you and yours!

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  6. My sage always comes back and I'm in Zone 4B-5 so I do think it's pretty hardy. I've never tried oregano, though. I'll try some this year! Love seeing those little clumps of life in the garden now.

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