Monday, May 9, 2011

A Sweet Mother's Day Card

Isn't this the cutest card to receive on Mother's Day! Mostly written, and signed  by  a 5 yr old and 6 yr old  (or 6 and 7 yr old) For a Great Grand mother to receive, it was a blessing and made my day. 

I went to the Herb Festival at the Farmers Market  ( I didn't know about it, so it was a pleasant surprise to me. That's how I ended up with the two new herbs :o) so far they are doing nicely..I have to remember them for next year..

  I was delighted, I was able to pick up some Chocolate Mint and some Orange Mint to add to my mint collection.. I lost a Pineapple mint a couple of years ago and got a little lost starting up again. My old Peppermint (or Spearmint) is going on 15 or 20 years old...It's been in the same pot and continues to come back every year. Today I decided (finally) to snip off some and dry it for my winter supply of tea leaves.

In this corner is the 20 yr old
Peppermint ( or Spearmint) I can never remember which :o) I should have taken a picture before I snipped it up :o(

 This is one of  the  new kids on the block..The Chocolate Mint.. I intend to keep it in this pot so it doesn't crawl all over the yard. It's a little cutie now ..hope she continues to grow..
This is the Orange Mint about the same size as the chocolate...I hope they both do well..


Daisy said...

What a cute card, Ginny! That would make anyone smile, I think. :-)

Good luck with your mint plants. I hope they do well for you!

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Thanks Daisy, the card made me smile :o) and almost tear up :o) ..The mints were given everything they needed so now it's up to them :o)

Matron said...

Chocolate mint sounds wonderful! I would want to make a tea with the leaves to see how it tastes!

ladydi said...

Well! Now that I know about chocolate mint I'm going to look for some. We've had lemon balm for years, and that other mint (as you said, peppermint or spearmint) but I didn't know about chocolate mint, except for the kind that comes in a package and contains lots of fat and calories.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Matron, I'm dying to try some made into a cup tea :o) but she is still too young to pick leaves from as yet. They grow pretty quick so I won't have to wait long :o)

Ladydi, we are all living and learning something new, especially dealing with bloggers :o) some of the smartest people on earth :o) ...( we are included :o)

Mama-Bug said...

What a sweet little card; those little great-grands will be grown before you know it. Love your new plants!

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

How sweet is that! Good luck with your plants, I am sure with your green thumb, they will flourish! blessings,Kathleen

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Kathleen, the weather lhere today is dreary, humid and promises more showers, perfect for the plants :o). I don't have to water them today..Mother Nature took over my job for today :o)

Mama Bug it would be delightful to see these little ones grown up...I should live that long :o)