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The Merry Month of May

We've certainly had enough April showers to bring Mayflowers. Perennial herbs such as chive are flourishing in this cool, wet weather. Mint, too, will be coming up. Both these herbs will be quite invasive if not kept under control. With mint of any kind, plant in the ground in the pot it came in and the roots cannot spread easily. Chives, on the other hand, spread when the flower goes to seed. Harvest the flowers before this happens and the chives will stay put. Harvested flowers may be placed in a white vinegar, left to steep, and a nice chive vinegar for salads will be the result. This picture is of the chives I've kept for at least 5 years. Keeping the flowers from going to seed has kept them where I want them which is along my patio.

The Garden Club will meet Thursday, May 9th at the clubhouse and then carpool to Avon Gardens to view the peonies that should be starting their bloom. We will have lunch, following a brief business meeting, at Opa! A Greek restaurant in Avon. Please join us.

BTW: If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?

(pilgrims) (dad joke)

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