Let it Grow: Its not too late to salvage herbs, flowers

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 22, 2006

I have a shorter &8220;Let it Grow&8221; column for this Thanksgiving holiday edition folks.

But even though it&8217;s Turkey Day tomorrow and almost December, it&8217;s not too late to salvage something from your garden and make good use of them in your kitchen or around the house, not just for food, but you can decorations too.

If you have some fresh herbs left in your garden, you can bring them in and use them in cooking, simmering potpourri or just for hanging around the house.

Why not show them off for all your guests to see?

You can use your garden sage along with rosemary and thyme in a simmering potpourri that will make the house smell like Thanksgiving.

Use your fresh herbs in your dishes.

Cut some stalks of the herbs, bundle them together and hang them around the house.

It&8217;s not too late to cut your flowers that are left in your planting beds and bring them in to place in vase for cut flower arrangements.

Go down to your Alabama Farmers Market on Finley Avenue today and get some decorations for you holiday bash.

Don&8217;t wait till tomorrow&8230;even though they&8217;re open seven days a week.

Pick up some sugar cane, corn stalks, Indian corn and an assortment of unusual squashes and gourds for a colorful show of seasonal class around the Thanksgiving table or any room in the house.

Don&8217;t let your taste be only in your mouth!

Let those designer buds burst with flair this year!

Happy Thanksgiving!

For more on these and other gardening tips log on to the Home Grown Tomatoes website @ http://HGTradio.net