Saturday, November 6, 2010
Not Even Half Dead
Now that it is November just one lemon verbena lives on the south facing windowsill in the basement. Part of the plant is doing its dead stick thing, but so far most of the plant has green leaves. Perhaps a fruit salad with lemon verbena leaves chopped in it is a possibility for Thanksgiving this year.
When the Richters' catalog arrives, 3 lemon verbenas will start off the order. If this plant makes it till warm weather , it will get a chance to spend one summer as a fragrant bush in the garden. Every winter I wonder why I deal with all this drama. Who knows maybe this is the year I will consider lemon verbena an annual.
My Horticulture magazine just came . I sat down to read it cover to cover like I usually do, and was surprised to discover that the article about lemon verbena we had submitted in July was actually in the magazine. We had given up any idea of having anything published because we included the necessary photograph using our 3.2MP camera not realizing how inadequate it was. Once we discovered the truth , we forgot all about our submission. They used Celeste Clockhard's great photograph. I have to say there's nothing quite like seeing something you have written printed in a real magazine. It is quite a thrill.
But does make me realize how much I love my blog.
The unbridled freedom to write without limitations or deadlines, coupled with the ability to correct mistakes even years later is wonderful. That being said, if you get a chance to look at the Dec/Jan Horticulture please don't miss our little article printed on page 70. It's a first for us!