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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Garden riot

This is a photo of the tiny bit of garden in our side yard.  It's a small strip that runs along the driveway next to the neighbour's fence.  It's no more than 6 feet wide, but it gets most of the afternoon sun, and so we plant things here.  In this photo, there's mint (wild, but I make tea from it), chives (purple flowers), strawberries and violets (also wild).  There;s also a bit of trash, which the wind carries to our yard without fail.  One of the downsides of city life.

F Number5.6
Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Focal Length45.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 90.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/80
Exposure ProgramManual
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire


  1. We get tons of trash in our yard too. How does the tea with wild mint taste? I once bought some mint plants from the store, but I didn't like the taste of that mint at all. I wonder if the wild stuff is better. :)

  2. The wild mint tea is somewhat delicate. I find that I have to tear the leaves quite a lot and let it steep at least 5 minutes. I don't know enough to be able to identify the particular species; it isn't catmint - the cats sniff and walk away from it whether fresh or dried.

    Say, I'm not sure I ever tried to make tea of the dried leaves. Another thing for my to-do list!

  3. They look delicate and beautiful -- I love the idea that you can make tea right off your garden plants, trash or no. Thank you so much for dropping by, happy it led me back here!

    1. We use a lot of our garden plants, and the flowers we don't use, the bees do - everyone wins!

  4. I like to make regular green tea and add the fresh mint in to give it some extra flavor. Guess I will have to keep experimenting. :)

    1. Green tea with mint is an excellent idea! I'll have to try that.


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