When I retired, one of the things that I wanted to do with my extra time was to cook healthier meals for Al and me. So instead of just opening cans, I tried to use more and more fresh vegetables and fruit in the recipes that I made. And many of these recipes also used fresh herbs. Al pointed out that not only were these fresh herbs expensive to buy, they never came in the exact amount that was needed, and I always ended up throwing away the *expensive* leftovers. So I decided that I needed a fresh herb garden and last year I planted some herbs in pots on my back patio. I wanted perennial herbs so that they would come back year after year, and so I bought chives, oregano, sage, rosemary, tarragon, and thyme.
They did all come back this spring – yeah! – and now some are blooming. I am already looking forward to using these fresh herbs in my cooking, and I’m so pleased that I got the extra bonus of flowers.