Herbarium series #3

My vegetable garden is in a bit of a state at the moment. Only the toughest, most established herbs and chilli plants have survived; everything else looks a little bit sad and dry. So today, I'm bringing you herbs from my mother-in-law's garden!
I love the dandelion-esque flowers on the garlic chives - how pretty and unexpected. I've been told the flowers are delicious in stirfries when they are still tender but these were too far gone for me to try. The basil flowers seem to bring in the bees in drives, it must produce some sweet nectar.

Are you growing any herbs at the moment?

40 Responses to Herbarium series #3

lucia m said...

loving the pics!


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Anouka K said...

Beautiful findings! I had no idea what garlic chives looked like.


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Susannah said...

I'm not growing any herbs but I love your photos and the garlic chives sound delicilous.

Feronia said...

Love the photos! Our thyme, rosemary and marjoram seems to grow no matter what - the rosemary bushes are actually kind of out of control!

Hanna said...

These look so lovely!

I'm currently only growing basil on my window sill, I'm thinkin about adding something to my herb garden though!

Sue xx said...

Like Feronia my woody herbs are doing well, basil is starting to struggle but the nasturtiums are going crackers lol
Love your photos and the artful display of them
xx

Iliska Dreams said...

My garden is the opposite of yours...too much water. But I have a potted herb garden on the verandah tat is doing okay to good depending on the herb. Parsley is struggling, so is the chilli. Though the chilli is struggling because my so keeps pulling off the leaves. Basil and coriander are thriving.

Jane said...

looks lovely!! we are growing some lettuce and tomatoes (and peonies cos i just love them)! i hope they turn out ok!

selina said...

soo pretty, love how simple things can look so beautiful

OtherMix said...

I really like the simplistic style of the photo's! :]
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Kari said...

I love growing herbs. Currently I am growing Lemon Thyme, Orange Mint, Lavander, Rosemary, Peppermint, Spearmint & Sage. I am a little obsessed.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Basil brings bees? I never would have guessed that.

I know what you mean about the strongest surviving.

Our cilantro and onions are doing good.

I should SO try garlic chives.

You're right the blossom is lovely.

As a Hispanic girl, I adore garlic and onion in everything.

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

I have mints.

★ L i S A said...

Yeah! I wish I have an Iphone. :c Are you using an Iphone now?

And nice pictures! Do you like plants?

Betty Manousos said...

hi trishie,

excellent post!

love the photos.
wishing you a great week ahead~

Kim Alston said...

i'm not surprised with all the crazy weather we're having. the plants are probably confused. her's came out well. thanks for showing them.
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Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

It's so relaxing to look at your collection of herb images. A compilation of these would be perfect for a coffee table book.

Always Maylee said...

Home grown herbs must be so fresh and amazing.

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Niina - It seems pretty obvious. said...

Lovely! I'm not growing any herbs, I'm kind of scared that I will just kill them. I'm not good with keeping plants alive. But some day I want a real herb garden :)

Gillian said...

Beautifully composed photos, Trishie. I have a few pots of herbs outside the kitchen door but sadly can never grow basil or coriander outside here, it's just not warm enough. x

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What pretty photos! They almost look like prints from a scientific book :) I am growing lots of herbs right now. I have thyme, oregano, mint, cilantro, lemon balm, rosemary, and sage. When it gets warmer I will plant parsley and basil too. I love herbs!

Amy said...

These garlic chive and basil from your In-Law's garden are beautiful. :) Yeah, I heard great things about the garlic chive flowers but don't have any in my own herb garden so I can't tell either. :P I just re-planted my herb garden a few weeks ago and they are still looking great. And I planned some tomato seeds and they just sprouted. Can't wait to pick some tomatoes when they are ready. :P

aki! said...

The flowers are so ... pretty. I never associate those edible plants with pretty flowers.

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Winnie said...

Lovely photos! I love how you photographed these...

island-shii said...

I like the dandelion-esque of those garlic chives too. I feel like I'm too sheltered because I've never seen garlic chives before and now that I have, I might want to grow some because they look so pretty ^^

My Garden Diaries said...

Hey you! These shots are Beautiful! Your capture them in such a stunning light!!! We just started out basil...hope to get some more this weekend! Have a great week!!!!

cleartheway said...

Those garlic chive flowers really are pretty. I unfortunately don't have an herb garden now, but I hope to grow one soon.

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Aleksandra said...

Love te photos !
My rosemary was higher than me so I had to cut it :0

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Lisa said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy. Hope it all goes smoothly for you!

little henry lee said...

i can't really take credit for it as i don't do any kind of maintenance on our garden, but my parents grow basil and rosemary and a few other herbs in our garden and i eat them all the time.

little henry lee

Rambles with Reese said...

These are so pretty!! What a lovely treat! I love fresh herbs! I would love to grow my own some day, however, I've got a brown thumb.

p.s. you definitely need to be careful around high tourist areas for pick pockets. I've never had a problem, however, I have been mugged a few times before...and thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.

Rambles with Reese said...

These are so pretty!! What a lovely treat! I love fresh herbs! I would love to grow my own some day, however, I've got a brown thumb.

p.s. you definitely need to be careful around high tourist areas for pick pockets. I've never had a problem, however, I have been mugged a few times before...and thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.

Sam said...

The cold weather has also rendered my garden a desert. Ive never tried growing garlic chives before. Basil looks great, what type is it?

aliceinbo said...

Basil... love it!

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jo said...

I'm not much of a green thumb but I sure love yours.

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Alessia said...

I love these pics, very beautiful and inspiring!

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akiko hiramatsu said...

It is very beautiful photographs!
Are these kinds?
So cute.

akiko

Debie Grace said...

I am growing basil for the first time! And trying to grow cherry tomatoes again for the second time hahaha! :D

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Beautiful photography - I love herbs and I love the wonderful flowers on them. My rosemary has these pretty light violet flowers and my curry plant has beautiful yellowish flowers - congratulations also on your pregnancy!
Have a lovely weekend!

Monica said...

I love herbs! I have basil, rosemary, cilantro, mint, and parsley growing in my garden. :)