Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Anticipation Is Making Me ...

Wait? Yes! Whine, I'm afraid so. I think I can handle the snow, but I'm not happy with wind chill advisories. It's March for Pete's sake! The seed catalogs that I love to look at are beginning to irritate as well. Do I really need another copy of a beautiful, glossy, tree- wasting, catalog after I have already ordered?

Last night I thought I heard the great horned owl hooting outside my window. Ordinarily I would crank open the window and listen, but was too cold. Perhaps it was only the wind and wishful thinking.

Curling up under a blanket with one of my old favorite gardening books seemed like a good thing to do. In the process I found an old price list from an herb nursery dated 2000. I used to order unusual and exotic herbs from this place before herbs were popular. Some of my favorite herb nurseries are now gone. I miss them! With the popular herbs being sold everywhere, it's hard to compete. I called and they are sending me a new catalog and price list . Oh boy! I hope they still have anise basil , patchouli and lemon verbena for starters. Once again I'm checking the mailbox in breathless anticipation. It feels great!


Anonymous said...

Ooh, patchouli! I want to grow that. I'm very fond of telling people that I am an overgrown hippie! What catalog is it?

Becky said...

It's Sandy Mush Herb Nursery in NC. They have a website and they have 2 kinds of patchouli on their list. In Canada Richters has patchouli. I've never ordered plants from them because of the border crossing issues.