Friday, September 14, 2007

Herbs, herbs, herbs... and some roses

Gini asked me for photos of my growing herbs, so here they are. And I've thrown in a few rose photos too, just for the heck of it (ok, it's really because I'm proud of my beautiful, fragrant, colourful babies!) :)


Italian basil - it nearly died last winter but somehow one stem stayed alive - and now look how it's grown!


This is the mint I didnt kill (or havent killed yet, anyway)... it needs to be cut back a bit because it's growing leggy rather than bushy. Right after this photo session, methinks...


Oregano - what a lovely fresh aroma to this herb!


Flat leaf parsley - I also have the curly variety but it seems to be yellowing quickly.


Thai basil - a little pepperier than the Italian, but not as much as holy basil. I remember the tulsi in my grandmother's place, which used to make my tongue tingle and go a little bit numb at the same time.


Finally, it's thyme...

...for the roses (anybody note the pun?) :D









22 comments:

bee said...

those are happy herbs, and beautiful roses.

Shyam said...

Thanks, Bee :) It's great to hear that from a green-fingered person like you!

Jyothi said...

Even I agree with bee too. Those are very beautiful roses. Looks lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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Mansi Desai said...

man, thse rose plants are beautiful!! I lost one plant and I'm still feeling sad:( now I'm reluctant about growing another one in my pot lest I can't care for it properly!!

Jeena said...

Shyam your roses look beautiful, I wish I had fresh herbs like that they look wonderful. :)

sra said...

Love those shiny herbs and beautiful roses, am wistful and envious whenever I see them in others' places

Anonymous said...

Those roses look absolutely gorgeous. I tried growing herbs in a pot but just about killed all of them :(. Do you have any tips for growing herbs?

Mamatha

Asha said...

How beautiful,love the Herb garden and of course roses!
Make some dish with herbs and you can send it to GBP too!:)

brinda said...

pun? what pun? there was a pun in this? gosh! you think i missed it? oh dear, oh dear....

Shvetha said...

That's a lot of bounty for someone who claims not to have a green thumb :D

Absolutely gorgeous!

Shyam said...

Jyothi: Thanks :)

Mansi: I know EXACTLY how you're feeling. I've lost so many plants in the past - including a mini rose plant. Dont lose heart though!

Jeena: Thanks :)

Sra: Believe me, I've felt the same as you zillions of times!

Mamatha: I dont know... I water mine and feed them regularly. That's about it. I'm not doing anything radical, really.

Asha: I think I will, because for once I have things growing! :) Thanks for the tip.

Brin: Sarcasm? what sarcasm? there was sarcasm in your comment?? You dont think I missed THAT, do you, missy? :D

Shvetha: I know - my plants are making a liar of me. :) Long may it continnue!

Gini said...

Well, well..you are quite the herb grower. Great looking herbs and quite the collection. I am glad I asked. And gorgeous roses, pun master!

Shyam said...

Gini: Thank you twice over - once for the request and again for your kind comment :)

Happy cook said...

Wow what a beautiful herb garden. And the roses are a beauty.
I have a excelent vegetarian pasta recipe with frseh basil leaves in my blog if you want to give it a try :-)

Shyam said...

Happycok: Nearly lost your comment - it went to my junk mail!! Of course I would love a pasta recipe - hve you posted it on your blog?

Sharmi said...

beautiful garden!! lovely roses

Shyam said...

Sharmi: Thank you! :)

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Beautiful Pictures. I can't wait to get more space in the next home where I can grow more herbs. Such a pleasure to pick them fresh when cooking!
Yours are really looking stunning!
Kanchana

Happy cook said...

Yeah Shyam i have posted it. Check out in the Agust.
If you put a letter A to your name then you have the same name as my daughter :-)))

shilpa(Aayisrecipes) said...

Ohh beautiful...

Linda said...

Oh Shammi!!! Your green thumb is fabulous -- just look at those gorgeous herbs and the roses, WOW! Took my breath away, with those :)

Shyam said...

Kanchana: It's great to have fresh herbs at my fingertips, as it were :)

Happy Cook: I've bookmarked your recipe! Thanks for pointin it out :)

Shilpa: thank you! :)

Linda: Thank you! :) One day maybe I'll be as good as YOU at growing my own veg!