Fall has arrived in the Catskills. It was a beautiful summer with lush perennials, annuals and a bounty of veggies and fruits. Take a stroll with me and view the early fall photos of Hestia’s Garden.
As mentioned in an earlier blog, this year I experimented with planting more herbs. In mid-August Hestia’s Garden hosted The Wonder of Herbs workshop with participants making herb wreaths made with sage, thyme, oregano, and any other herb that struck ones fancy. Want to try making your own herb wreath for soup or a cup of tea? Here is a wonderful site giving directions to make your own wreath as a gift or for your own use. http://www.northeastseacoastunit.org/pdf/Herbal%20Soup%20Wreaths.pdf
Drying my own herbs has taken the place of spending a small fortune purchasing them at the grocery store. So far that has included drying fennel, summer savory, sweet and purple basil, white sage, parsley, oregano, thyme, cumin, anise, lavender and lemon balm.
Hestia’s Garden shop will finish off its first season at the end of October. To all those who stopped by and bought perennials, browsed the shelves full of vintage goods and just whimsy as well as the creations of local artisans, thank you for stopping.
The pumpkins are in! Bring the kids by and help them find a pumpkin. And if you are looking for a fall decoration for your Thanksgiving table, browse for a succulent decorated pumpkin.