On this first day of summer I am taking a moment to appreciate the gifts my small garden has to offer.
~ Flowers for cutting
~ Fresh blueberries
~ A wide variety of herbs
I am learning that you don't have to a have a huge garden to still enjoy a steady stream of bouquets for the house. I think it's more about making careful selections with what you plant.
While it would be lovely to have enough blueberries to add some to the freezer, I am content to be picking a handful here and there to add to my breakfast cereal and overnight oats. Perhaps as the years go by, the harvest will increase.
As I continue to learn about the many health benefits herbs have to offer, I am making a better effort to use them daily. Above is one of two jars of dried oregano. In the early spring, it was apparent that the plant was out of control. Rather than toss the excess, I dried most of it. I gifted my sister-in-law with the other jar. She has been enjoying it in her spaghetti sauce and homemade pizzas.
The deviled eggs we had for Easter tasted so good with dill and chives sprinkled on top.
As I'm finishing this post, Brett has just come in with 3 more tomatoes. That makes 7 so far. Not bad for two plants on the patio and plenty for the two of us.
Is there anything thriving in your garden on this first day of summer?