Sunday, June 5, 2011

Organic Lemon Balm and Lemon Thyme

What a storm last night!!! Several branches came off of our trees, but no major damage to the house. At least the temperature came down as well - at least a little bit.
I already harvested some lemon thyme and lemon balm this morning - I just love the fragrance of both - never fails to make me smile.
And btw - just rub a few leaves of lemon balm between your hands and then rub the hands wherever you need to be protected from mosquito and bug bites - very helpful, naturally! I add a few leaves of mint too, it even more effective. I love the fact that this way there's no harm from chemicals on our skin. The boys like to do this themselves :) (Note: Repeat this every so often, or as soon as you feel the mosquitos are back bothering.)

Lemon Balm

Lemon Thyme

Yes - finally the farmers market opened yesterday. And even though I was not a vendor and my little man complained and wanted to leave just a few minutes after we got there, it was so good to see all the wonderful products!!! So great to be able to shop fresh and local.
Thanks Tracee :) It was so good to meet you too! I told my husband the next time I need to go without our boys - this way I have more time to socialize ;) Your dresses looked so beautiful - I need to take a closer peek next time, when I'm by myself.

Enjoy your Sunday - everyone :) Jana


  1. Your herbs are beautiful. I never use poison in my yard. I use vinegar to kill grass in the cracks in my driveway and it works great.

    I have Lemon Balm growing all over my yard like weeds. I love it. I planted a citrus-scented herb garden this year with Lemon Verbena, Lemon Bee Balm, Lime Basil, Lemongrass and Pineapple Sage. It smells heavenly!!!


  2. I need to plant some of this!!

  3. Thanks you two for your comments :)

    @ Marion: I saw the oicture of your citrus-scented herb garden on your blog - I can imagine the fragrance! Citrus-y scents are my favorites... and I love dragonflies as well :)

    Us too - no poison/chemicals...

    @Elf Renee: Yes, do - it's easy to grow. But be careful, it's rather invasive - if you have limited space, you need to contain it somehow (we do have enough room, so i let it go wild ;))

  4. Thanks Jana, that's good to know! I'll have to put some in a container, then!

    By the way, I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. :) You can check it out here:

  5. Thanks so much, Renee :)
    I just went over to your blog to leave a comment there too.

  6. I purchased the Lemon Balm, Bee Balm, Sage, and Basil. But some of the ones you mention sounds really nice like the pineapple sage, Lime Basil, Lemongrass, and Lemon Verbena. I plan to pick a few of those up this week and hope I can get them planted since we've had so much rain I've been unable to do my garden. But, thank God for the rain. I think I'll place them in pots like I did with my citronella plant and Spearmint plant. Thank you for sharing.