Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The Parsley Labyrinth

These photos show both sides of our L-shaped Parsley Labyrinth. See how lush and full those short green parsley walls are? That's our little garden shed in the background. The tall flowering plants around the edge are Himalayan impatiens.



This is how the labyrinth looked the first year we had it. But unfortunately, our second year of operation was not so successful . . . more on that tomorrow.

[Photos by Debra She Who Seeks]

31 comments:

turquoisemoon said...

Wow!!! I love this...

Lois said...

I suspect that the parsley went mad... Or bunnies came to visit. Looks lovely, though! My friend made a herb spiral garden in the country, it was hard to maintain but so nice to gaze at. Lois

Snap said...

Too cool!!!!! Did you eat the parsley, too? !!!!!!!!!!!!!:D :D

Suzie said...

Awesome!! And I LOVE all of your foliage around it too. not only is is lush and beautiful, but it frames, and provides a nice counterpoint.

Hmmm. .drought, bunnies, parsley decided to be creative in where it grew. .some of each, or none of the above. .but I'll bet you come up with a solution!

Jeanne said...

That is really neat! And I admire the Rare One's ability to design the labyrinth in an L shape.
And Himalayan Impatiens! Beautiful. Love the yard. Love the labyrinth.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

What a lovely garden! I miss mine~~our soil is clay and I had to admit I could no longer fight it, with nominal results.
So I garden vicariously through others beautiful plantings! ;-)

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

What a cooooooooooooool idea!!!

Twain12 said...

just lovely

Crystalrainbow said...

I love it sooo inventive :) what a great idea for a small garden and a great way to go get your herbs....

Wendy said...

I LOVE your labyrinth Debra. It's so hedgewitch looking and magickal. Can I hire you to come over and make one at my house? ;) Of course you could bring HRH, lol...

Andrew Green said...

Lovely....
Imagine of that parsley were to grow to, like, 7 feet in height.

Parsley doesn't do that...does it?

mxtodis123 said...

I love this. If only I still had my garden.
Mary

aradia's cauldron said...

What a great idea. There's a church in my town that has a labrynth that I love walking, but wow, to have one in my own backyard (not that I have one) would be amazing. Definately to add to my list of home owning requirements!

The Frog Queen said...

Fantastic! Love this, so creative.

Cheers!

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Wonderful

knitwit said...

This is fantastic! I know from growing my own farm-sized garden (and mine is nowhere near this organized!) that it must've required so much work. What an amazing, peaceful space to enjoy in the spring and summer!

AlbertaMama said...

what an awesome garden! A parsley labyrinth is seriously cool :)

miss*R said...

absolutely brilliant! I love, love this!!
I went to a community garden last weekend, and there was a labyrinth there somewhere.. didn't have enough time to go see it out..but am planning on doing that when I come home

can ya surround me with angels again.. going on a 10day ride!
bless & loVe xo

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

genius

mermaid gallery said...

well weeded! I would be afraid of not keeping it up. How about using perennials so it comes back every year? The green of the parsley is certainly lush....handy for dinner too....

Holly Ruggiero said...

How fun. That's just cool.

The Political Curmudgeon said...

Your labyrinth looks beautiful! I wish I was that talented a gardener!

Your comments on my blog were very popular! So far thee bloggers completely agree with you - make that four, me!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Dark Mother said...

Gorgeous!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

wow...this is wonderful!!!!

theviolethourmuse said...

That's not a labyrinth! That's a racing track for guinea-pigs.

Elena said...

Beautiful!

mistress maddie said...

That my friend is some pretty lush parsley! What is your secret?

Sarita Rucker said...

That is lovely.

And I like The Violet Hour Muse's comment that it's really a race track for guinea-pigs. :)

Lynette Killam said...

Oh, my goodness this is brilliant, Debra...kudos to you and your Fine One for the inspiration and hard work! I would love to give it a try, but as you know, I'm too busy joining my husband on weekend shenanigans to stay home and grow veggies!

I did like your comment on my trespassing blog..went back in myself to post how you called me a scofflaw the last time I did a similar post.....:)

Lynette

trickortreat said...

Wow, how did I ever miss finding your blog when I see you leaving comments everywhere? And to find you have made a labyrinth in your yard and have other intriging posts... I have some serious catching up to do! Your blog is great!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow!! Beautiful! You have captured my garden-heart! I have a special affinity for labyrinths...yours is very special and magical!
Shine on!
Victoria~