Monday, January 28, 2008

Master! It's alive!

I had my doubts that this poor lemon verbena was going to make it. We tried taking a couple of cuttings from it to start a new plant, but that didn't work out so well. So, finally, as winter approached, dh just hacked the heck out of it, and brought the stub plus its roots indoors. And whaddya know?! It survived. The leaves smell as wonderful as they did in the height of summer. And it's that kind of intense, sweet lemony smell that reminds me of cool summer evenings and makes me smile.

"Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." ~ William James (1842 - 1910)