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Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Ladybug and Flowering Herbs


I haven't used pesticides in a year. The garden is fertilized with on a rotated regime and the plants have become pest resistant. And the numbers of spiders and lizards and ladybugs in my garden have jumped. Here's one really pretty ladybug.


My hyssop has actually flowered. I have been looking forward to it since the last post on hyssop. I hadn't expected it to flower quite so fast but it has and I am thrilled to bits. I shall harvest today and make something with it. Pics tomorrow!!


And here is my tarragon... beautifully flowering. Before I started rotating my fertilizers, this never happened. No flowers at all. Nowadays, it flowers all the time.

10 comments:

aseaaranion said...

Ladybugs are awesome =D

And your herbs' flowers are absolutely pretty!

Sky

petunialee said...

Hey girl... thanks!!

Blur Ting said...

Wow, you're really a herb expert!

Blur Ting said...

During my travels in Europe, I used to sigh when I see wild flowers growing in abundance. Your photos make me recall those beautiful sights. They look just like that.

petunialee said...

Ting - Hee! I think the flowers look better in pictures. The real thing (in a small pot) doesn't evoke those scenes in my head at all...

Malar said...

The orange flower of Tarragon is really very pretty! I never seen this flower before!
Your garden must be very beautiful with so many flowering plants!

petunialee said...

Thanks Malar - They're yummy in salads too!!

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Beautiful and yummy. That's EVERYTHING I want in my balcony too! hehehe. You are such an expert with herbs! I think Woodlands is a great place now~

petunialee said...

OKC - Teehee! Birds of the same stomach flock en bloc.... hmmm... the en bloc is supposed to rhyme with stomach.

auntielucia said...

Oh wow, Petunia: just chanced on this post. Like your other visitors, I simply love the flowers. Have never seen them be4 either. Also, didn't know tarragon had flowers!