Ornamental kale and cabbage are a beautiful addition to your winter garden. You can eat them but they are grown mainly for color and shape. When I lived in Korea as a military wife. . . every stoop had a pot of them.
As temperatures drop-they will develop beautiful shades from pink to purple and reds.
Evening Mist Kale
Wild Dusk Kale
Redbor Ornamental Kale
Pictures of a few that are at Lowe’s right now.
“To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.”
Anatole France Thibault
Busy last two weeks, but after this weekend should be ready to start cleaning up and putting away things in preparation for winter. I have been shopping ’cause this is the time garden stuff goes on sale-pictures later.
Today are pictures of my mushroom tents that inspired a poem-and an interloper on my parsley.
FALL HERB DAY
Saturday, October 12, 2013
9am – 4pm
HUNTSVILLE BOTANICAL GARDEN @ Murray Hall
Come shop the HERB BOUTIQUE – purchase plants and our unique products to stock your pantry and for gifts.
Free parking, handicap accessible. Garden Admission is not required for this event.
For more information visit :
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am putting up 2 before & after pictures of the Tussie Mussie Bed (If you don’t know what it is, Google it), I am responsible for in the Herb Garden of Huntsville Botanical Garden. As you can see, it was rough and barely had anything in it but a nice rose bush in middle and a rather large rosemary bush. Lots of planting and mulch, it began to bloom with flowers and herbs.
I am now deadheading and pulling out spent plant to prepare for winter.
Yes, gardening can be work, but like going to the gym-if you stick to it you will get results.
“A good garden may have some weeds.” – Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)
“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” – Henry David Thoreau