The biggest garden at the Inn right now is what we call the Pool Garden. This is a rather large swimming pool that was filled in and is now on its way to being a beautiful garden, with roses at one end, bulbs and perennials in the middle, and herbs at the other end.

Currently, the herb section contains spearmint, rosemary, chives, cilantro, lavender and a couple of types of thyme.

This year, we are growing herbs from seeds to add to the herb section of the Pool Garden. We’re starting off with large leaf basil, red leaf basil, dill, fennell, two kinds of chamomile and St. John’s wort. We’ve read that St. John’s wort is difficult to grow from seed and it was suggested to buy it as a plant. We’re happy to report that all the herbs we’ve started are now baby plants, including the St.JW.

Brigette did break down and buy one set of herbs as plants rather than seeds. She could not resist buying chocolate mint (which, unfortunately, doesn’t taste like chocolate, but has a good chocolate mint color and scent).

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