Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Herb Bed


I tried to sketch this plein air, but when the temperature reached 92F with humidity to match, I took a photo and retreated to the shaded porch where I could sketch a bit more comfortably while still viewing the herb bed. Charles made two octagonal beds for the front yeard, and I have been growing herbs in them for years.

This bed has a nicely established stand of purple coneflower, thyme, and orgegano (blooming). The bird bath has pebbles in it and won't hold water -- but I like it anyway!

10 comments:

melissa w said...

You really captured the purple coneflowers. Lovely. And moving to the shade. That's just smart!

Teri C said...

Just lovely Lin! I love those purple cone flowers and those herbs! It just looks so idyllic!

Donn said...

NEAT! As always. Nice job. You're going to get me going yet!!!!

Sioux said...

Very well done, Lin. It's beautiful.

Linda said...

Beautifully done, Lin!

Penny said...

Very nice, Lin! A real feeling of summer!!!

Robyn said...

I am really enjoying seeing little corners of your garden from here in wintery Australia.

Penny said...

I am with Robyn, It is so nice to see all those lovely flowers. Here it is damp and soggy.
I can almost hear the bees and smell it all.

Jana Bouc said...

A lovely little picture of summer. Glad it's not 92 here! I'll take fog any day!

Carole said...

These little corners of your garden look so inviting. Lovely paintings of a beautiful garden.