It’s been a crazy couple of months here at the distillery, with some new projects in the works and some changes that took a lot of energy, and that kept me from planning out and planting our distillery garden for the year. Seeing as it’s practically June already, I figured I better get going on it. I paid a visit to nearby Pasquesi Gardens, spent some time turning over my soil and preparing the pots, and then planted these out front:
- Two Kinds of Basil
- Thai Basil
- Sweet Basil
- Two Kinds of Mint
- Apple Mint – mentha suaveolens
- Mojito Mint – mentha villosa, which I learned is a hybrid of regular mint (aka spearmint aka mentha spicata) and mentha suaveolens
- Lemon Verbena
- Lemon Thyme
I also planted some flowers in the barrels out front – I gave up on trying to court the hummingbird moths and picked out some different flowers this time. I am especially excited about the lobelia “Bella Donna” – it blooms a lot, has great color, and will look awesome with our blue and white umbrellas (I hope). At home, I also planted cucumbers, several types of tomatoes, and peppers, all of which will likely make it into cocktails at some point this summer.
Happy gardening and enjoy this beautiful springtime/early summer weather we’re having!