Friday, July 24, 2009

Oregano in bloom

I enjoy caring for plants that give me something back-
in return for the love and care I give them-
like oregano .
They give me so much ,


everyday I have a little stroll through the garden
while cooking dinner,
and pick whatever herbs are useful for that particulair meal.


A handful of oregano plants will provide you with enough oregano
to use fresh in season and to dry for use throughout the winter.


But that is not all ,
the large clusters of pale purplish-pink flowers are attractive to the bees.


flowering herbs can be dazzling additions to any garden

and they attract the most wonderful insects,
which are much needed in any garden.

20 comments:

cathleen said...

Beautiful photos, especially the one with the bee. Strolling through the garden morning, noon and night is such a pleasure. Everything changes continually, don't you think?

QuiteNice said...

Keep taking those beautiful photos. Really enjoy reading your blog.

Anonymous said...

they're beautiful indeed !

Anonymous said...

De bij maak je er blij mee, zo'n belangrijke schakel in de natuur. I love the combination of the purple of the flowers and the bee busily doing his work. Groet uit Penrhyndeudraeth

vanessa said...

Such lovely photos Trudette! It sounds like you're a wonderful cook.
Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)

Irma said...

bijzondere plant en heel moi beschreven, fijn weekend en geniet :-))

Kar said...

That is so beautiful! Who knew oregano could look so nice! Thanks for sharing something that "we" normally don't notice.

xxxx

said...

Olá, amiga!
Grata pela companhia.
Acompanhamo-nos mutuamente agora.
Tenha um ótimo final de semana.
Carinhosamente,
Dô.

Lynelle said...

My grandad planted the same herbs in his garden for years - Oregano, cilantro, basil, and others. Now they've been there so long they've become a ground cover! So as you stroll through the garden, watering or picking things or whatever, the scent of the crushed herbs fills the air. It's very magical.

RosesMarijke said...

Hele mooie foto's en inderdaad...wat kun je daar heerlijk van genieten!!

lia said...

Mooi hoor, als ik die wil fotograferen vliegen ze altijd weg.

On a Roll said...

How beautiful! I would love to have a little herb garden.

Riet said...

Hallo, dank je wel voor je visite. Ik ben benieuwd hoe je op mijn blog terecht kwam. Ik heb ook een Nederlandstalige blog. Hij is hetzelfde als deze alleen dus niet in het Engels.Je hebt een heel mooi blog. Populair ook als ik dat zo zie aan je volgers. http://nooitteoud-riet.blogspot.com/
Groeten
Riet

marijke said...

hoi, wat leuk dat je een volger bent geworden mijn mijn blog , ben meteen wezen kijken bij jou en jee wat maak jij super gave foto's zeg je moet me toch eens uitleggen hoe je je toestel instelt dat je je onderwerp scherper hebt en de achtergrond niet

joanne May said...

Hi,
Lovely blog you have here. Beautiful photos and post. I found your site through Karen's Moonlight and Hares.:)
I think Amie is so cute. I'm very fond of Jack Russell Terriers as my cat is best friends with one. A little girl called Mini. We think they are in love!:)
Hope to see you again soon.
Jo.

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi and thank you so much for your visit and kind words! *hug*

Your paintings are so lovely, I fell in love with them the moment I saw them ♥

It sounds wonderful to have a stroll around the oregano and feel the scent of them.

Have a nice evening!
Mia

ruthie said...

trudette, thank you so for following both my blogs and leading me to yours. i see we have many similar tastes. i love your photography and your words *ruthie*

Marley said...

Mooie fotos!!
xx Marley

Emma and Heidi said...

I really love yor chair cosin.
Amy's sweet.
From Emma

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Thanks for following my blog. I'm so pleased to meet you - Miss Amy is gorgeous! - and have spent a wonderful few minutes reading some of your posts. I shall come back and read more later!

Sue

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