Monday, June 18, 2012

Broken Pots May Not Mend But Herbs Do

The Herb Garden--Smashed to Bits
 Since I was on the road promoting NAVY RULES  when I wrote my last post I was unable to upload the photos of my herbal catastrophe. It's great to be able to share them with you today. As you can see, the Italian pot was indeed very pretty. But even a crushing blow from a rogue breeze couldn't daunt my herbs. I immediately conducted a gardener's first aid--I separated the large clump of herbs into two, and re-potted. This time into Polish pots that yes, I bought in Poland when on a crazy road trip from Belgium with two other military spouses. That's another blog!
Since I've transplanted the herbs (and cleaned up the dirt) they are thriving. I've made 2 batches of mint iced tea so far. Sweetened with stevia, of course, to keep it sugar-free.
I'm thinking that perhaps the herbs are doing better than they would have in that one pot. It was sad to lose it, but now I have the most productive herb gardens.
It's like that with love, too, in my estimation. Sometimes we just need a new setting or new goal to keep those embers glowing and to allow for some fresh air to bring about new flames. My editor would probably roll her eyes at this blatant cliche, but I think it's true. What do you think?
After Surgical Interventions

10 comments:

Tammy Yenalavitch said...

Hi Geri,

So glad your herbs survived after all that damage to the pots.

Snookie said...

Glad the herbs survived and those pots are really nice :)

Mary Brady said...

Geri,
So glad your herbs survived!

Are you making keepsake jewelry from the pottery chards?

Geri Krotow said...

Hi Tammy,
Thanks, I'm glad too! I guess it's true that herbs like to be crowded and become very hardy.

Geri Krotow said...

Hi Snookie,
Thanks. I do have a weakness for hand painted ceramics. I do see Polish and Italian pottery at places like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Tuesday Mornings--which makes me wonder why I carried something so heavy around for 13 moves (in 25 yrs).

Geri Krotow said...

Hi Mary,
I didn't know you can make Jewelry from the chards, but I have a few friends who do mosaics, so I've put the bag in the garage (but of course my dear hubby may have found them and tossed them).

Rogenna Brewer said...

Welcome, back from your road trip!

Geri Krotow said...

Thanks, Rogenna! Can't wait to see you next month in Anaheim.

linda s said...

What pretty pots. I have a parsley dh planted in the flower garden. It thinks it is a perennial and I have had fresh parsley from it for years.

Kathy Altman said...

Geri, your comment about a new setting may be a cliche but it's an apt one! So glad you didn't lose your herbs as well as that beautiful pot. Good for you--and your herbs--for being stubborn! And a glass of mint iced tea would really hit the spot right about now... :-)

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