Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Drying Herbs from the Tea Garden

This is the perfect day

to gather and dry some herbs

from my little Tea Garden.

I am inspired by this little book

from my bookshelf.

Oh! It looks like someone else is doing a little

harvesting, also!


The Tea Garden

Pineapple Sage in flower

Parsley peeking out from behind the Anise Hyssop

Lemon Verbena and Pineapple Sage

Dwarf Blue Hyssop

Dittany of Crete Oregano

Thai Basil


Parsley drying

Catnip ~ dried the other day.

Calendula and Lavender in the dehydrator

Anise Hyssop leaves and flower buds

Pineapple Sage and Lemon Verbena

Mmmmm! Can't wait to try mixing my own
Cove Cottage Tea Blend!

Joining Susan for


An Oregon Cottage



"When the grass disappears, the new growth is seen,

and the herbs of the mountains are gathered in"

Proverbs 27:25


Want to see how I make a

'Pot of Chocolate'?

Come on over to...

(I bet you thought I was

going to have you come to

The Pantry, didn't you!)

This is a different kind

of Chocolate Pot!



Anonymous said...

I have been drying sage and mint. And they are just wonderful when you make some tea :-)

We have the same dehydrator - I bought it at a garage sale for $2.00 awesome bargain!

My pineapple sage hasn't flowered yet...what pretty flowers it has.

I am looking forward to drying the rest of my herbs.



PS: Thank you for sharing :-D

Nadine said...

What a fun idea! I just harvested some herbs the other day and have them hanging up to dry. This is the first year that I have planted Calendula and I am harvesting that also to make some salve with.


Heather said...

Oh everything looks wonderful. I was able to do this last year and I had a wonderful harvest for tea when I had my little garden and it is so hot and sunny here I was able to dry everything really quickly outside. Just the other day I washed and dryed one of Anna's little shirts outside would you believe it dried in 10 minutes that is how hot the sun is here....Enjoy your garden may you have a wonderful bountiful harvest with tea that lasts thru the winter to come ~Love Heather

Magnolia Tea said...

Wow, your herbs are many and varied, and the pics are fabulous! I grow some of the same ones you do, but it's always fun to see what's going on in other gardens. I can't wait to hear about the tea blends. Thanks for sharing!

Gina said...


What a delightful cup of tea! Please let us know how your blends turn out!



PS I couldn't fix my SH&H blog so started over here.

Jennifer said...

What an absolutely beautiful garden!! I am always in awe of successful garderners:)

Heading over to the garden (and maybe a sneak bit in the pantry as well...haven't been there in awhile)!

Gina said...


I want to formally invite you to my first Cottage Giveaway on my new blog. I hope you stop in and enter. :)