Friday, May 24, 2013

Mint in a Teapot

My blogging friends always inspire me.  On May 13th, Angela, at Tea With Friends, wrote a post about several kinds of mint she planted.  I'm not a gardener like her, and I don't have a green thumb, but I've wanted to plant some herbs for a long time, so her post was just the nudge I needed to get going.

So far I've only planted two kinds of mint - Peppermint and Spearmint - in a teapot planter I acquired from a friend when she closed her tea room. I also have a couple of oversized teacup planters, so I'm going back to get some thyme and rosemary plants.  I hope I can keep them alive and growing!  I wish I lived closer to another blogging friend, Nancy, of Rosemary's Sampler blog. Her sister owns an herb and spice shop next door to her tea room, that recently offered classes on growing herbs.

Wish me luck!  ;-)  

I would love to be able to make my own Moroccan mint tea.

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To close out this week's posts I'm sharing some photos of my grandchildren taken last night. We visited our youngest son and daughter-in-law so we could attend granddaughter Isabella's 2nd grade music concert and art exhibit.  There she is... all ready to leave for school, and her evening performance.

I had to get a photo of younger brother, Landon, and baby sister Ellie too!

Isabella and classmates singing one of the nine songs in their program.

Izzy is the fourth one in the row of xylophone players below.

Plato once said that music "is a more potent instrument than any other for education."  

After the concert we went to the media center where the children's artwork was displayed. In the photo below Izzy is holding the piece of blue and white pottery she made.   Her very own creation of Delftware!  ;-)

Izzy seated at her desk in her second grade classroom.  

It was a fun evening.  Great job, Izzy!   We're all very proud of you!


  1. Plato was exactly right, too! How wonderful that you could go see your sweet granddaughter's music program. Beautiful pictures of your grandchildren are always a delight. I really like your teapot planter, by the way! Angela's post inspired me, too, I'm hoping to get some mint planted this weekend. Good luck with the herbs.

  2. Where did you find that adorable teapot planter??

  3. It takes a lot to kill mint Phyllis. My favourite is chocolate mint but I have to really look for it in the spring at nurseries. Mine is always just in a pot since it can go wild and travel in the ground but it rarely overwinters here.
    Good luck with your mint.

  4. You will succeed with the mint, as they are so easy to grow. Love that teapot planter. How fun to get to be close enough to enjoy your granddaughters concert. Loved seeing her pottery. Now I just wonder where she got the ideas for blue and white? Hummm?

  5. Your grandchildren are adorable, Phyllis! I love Isabella's "Delftware." Judith is right about mint. It can take over a large area - it's best planted in a container. I also wanted to say that I was AMAZED by your collection of tea caddies. Hope you had a good wknd and Memorial Day, Phyllis.
    Hugs, Beth

  6. Mint is apparently pretty hard to kill, since I have some that is several years old, so I'm sure you'll do just great. And I *love* the photos of the grandchildren. Especially nice to have your own personal potter in the family! ;)


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