Hello again! This afternoon, I'm going to try my hand at making some lemon balm jelly(gotta do SOMETHING with all that balm in the garden!). I've never made jelly before, so this is going to be a new experience for me. I'd like to get it right though, and I'd rather experiment with yummy stuff from my own garden than stuff I'll have to buy....thank goodness I've got tons of jars and lids! sooner or later, I want to try this recipe for Lavender-Lemon jelly, so I've got to get some practice in. I'll let you all know how it goes in tomorrow's blog.
My bee balm is starting to bloom for the first time, and I'm excited. I seem to have a couple colors: the regular purple and a pale, pale pink I've never seen before. It all looks so beautiful waving in the wind next to my walk and front door. It cheers me up every time I enter or leave the house.
This fall, I need to divide and move my lemon balm. The lady I got it from said it would spread, but she never mentioned it would be THIS aggressive! It's starting to crowd out my lavender...can't have that! I think I'm going to go on a treasure hunt for a large container to plant it in. We'll see if I can find something cool at the local junk shop. Like a washtub or something.
I was browsing Etsy today, and I came upon these really cool glass tumblers by BottleHood made from recycled wine bottles.