June 24, 2004

Monster plants!

No knitting milestones achieved today, so I’m going to show you a picture of my garden instead. Remember the lovage I mentioned quite a while back? (No, you probably don’t — it’s blogged about here). Well, usually we cut back the flower stalks, since they aren’t useful and they take energy away from the leaves, which is what we use. But this year we’ve been so neglecting our garden that even that relatively simple job never got done. This is what those flower stalks look like now:


They’re taller than me! By several feet! It’s insane. I almost can’t bring myself to cut them down now — they’re so remarkable. Though the stalks are starting to fall over from their own weight, so for the sake of the plants nearby I really should cut them down.

Oh, by the way, I feel the need to apologise for my silk-hoarding — clearly that was a popular yarn! I promise to knit with it fairly soon, to prove that I will actually use it and not let it languish in my house being no use to anyone. Sorry!

Posted by Aven at June 24, 2004 11:51 AM

I’ve read that the lovage seeds are a very tasty addition to dishes. I’ve never tried them becaue like you I end up cutting my lovage plants back when they get too big. My lovage is currently only about a foot high.

Posted by: Paula at June 24, 2004 10:23 PM

I don’t even know what it tastes like…

Posted by: Susan at June 24, 2004 10:41 PM

I wish anything would grow as tall as that in my shady garden….

Posted by: Rachael at June 25, 2004 08:41 AM

Yes, we all want to know what you do with the lovage!! I do have things that grow that tall in my yard…they’re called weeds!

Posted by: Elizabeth at June 25, 2004 12:07 PM