Tuesday, May 27, 2008
5.27 front garden
I'm still messing with the round garden, but it is slowly being turned over to day lilies as the primary lily, along with the mint bed and last year's addition of bee balm. The bee balm looks nice now, but grew terribly mildewed by mid summer last year. I may or may not keep that one.
The mint (spearmint) was Katy's choice a couple of years ago and I keep it in check by ruthlessly culling around the edges each spring, making mint syrup from the culls. Time to make more! I put the syrup in the iced tea maker jug and it sweetens the tea nicely while giving it a nice minty tang. The bees adore the mint when it blooms.