The Garden Year in Review
Is it just me or did the month of December disappear in the blink of an eye? The holiday season has gone by so fast, it seems, and here we are, already counting the hours remaining in 2006.
But before I bid this year adieu, I thought I would take some time to recount the days in this year's garden. So here goes:
The Best and Worst of My Garden Plot in 2006.
Best Fruit: Strawberries.
Best New Ornamental Flower: Ruby Moons.
Favorite New-to-my-Garden Vegetable: Potatoes.
Favorite New-to-my-Garden Herb: Sage.
Best-All-Around Vegetable: Tomato. (OK, I know they're really fruits, but strawberries win for fruit, and I have to fit tomatoes in this list somewhere!)
Favorite Thing to Harvest: Garlic.
Worst Herbal Casualty: Rosemary. (It died, despite my best efforts to save it.)
Most Popular Post: Turkey brined with sage.
Longest Blog Post: The Weekend Herb Blogging Recap.
Most Popular Posts about Herbs: Chamomile Tea and Basil Lemonade.
Favorite Herbal Recipe Invention: Tarragon & Chocolate Biscotti.
My Least Favorite Recipe: Carrot and Dill Soup.
Worst Insect Infestation: Whiteflies.
Meanest-Looking Insect: This one.
Prettiest Wildlife Visitor: Hummingbird.
Least Favorite Wildlife Visitor: Deer.
Most Envied Item in a Neighboring Plot: Blueberries.
Favorite Gift from Another Gardener: Onions.
Biggest Unsolved Mystery: Snake eggs or mushrooms? (Whatever they were, they eventually disappeared on their own.)
Smelliest Task: Setting out the comfrey compost.
Most Daring Photo Shoot: Getting up close and personal with the bees on wisteria flowers.
Favorite Use for Our Own-Grown Tomatoes: Hands down, the fresh tomato sandwich wins every time.
Happy New Year to All!