Welcome back to Sunday Selections!
This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.
The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to The Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
Andrew often joins in too.
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week my theme is:
Every month on the third Saturday a community market is held in the grounds of the Fullarton Community Centre. There are stalls with jewellery bits and bobs, stalls with books and dvds, stalls with plants, others with home baked goodies, still others with clothes.
I went along yesterday with one purpose in mind.
Herbs for my garden.
I avoided the books tables as if the owners had the black plague. I had only taken a small trolley with me, there would be no room for books.
Here is what I bought:
The extra large free range eggs for only $5 per dozen couldn't be passed up either.
just look at the gorgeous red and gold of these dwarf marigolds. There's no way I was going home without them too.
I bought the intended herbs too of course. This one is mint, for cooling summer teas.
'red' sage although the colour is a little more on the purple side, it will look lovely in the garden and you can't have too much sage.
regular green sage, another cooling summer tea which has several other health benefits too.
lemon balm, again, destined for the tea infuser, it has the added benefit of attracting bees to the garden when it flowers.
oregano, for pizza and spaghetti sauce; this one also brings bees to the garden.
here they are all crowded by the front door, waiting to be planted. I decided to eat lunch first and read a few blogs, because it was too warm outside to be planting. They would all wilt immediately, so I waited until late afternoon.
I spaced out the marigolds in a curved line linking the other two groups of three that I'd planted a few weeks ago. I plan to eventually have a long line of these snaking through the garden.
the mint went into a pot of course, as I don't want it taking over the garden.
and the red sage were planted side by side with about 60cm between them, they'll eventually grow into each other and make a nice two-toned mound.
oregano in a sunny spot,
lemon balm in another sunny spot between two trees so it will get a little shade sometimes.
the red and gold variety is my favourite of all the marigolds.