Dill We Meet Again

 

Dill is appearing all over my garden. Those tiny delicate green feathers that thrive no matter what year after year.

I let the first big strong plants grow to their full height and glory to bloom and attract the beneficial insects who love their smell and pollen and help keep the destructive buggies at bay!

Dill is very important part of my garden balancing act. I have so much volunteer dill this year that I will be picking it and drying it to keep over the winter and share with my foodie friends along with oregano, thyme, tarragon, sage, and mint! I had Doug put up hooks in my new garden shed for the bunches to hang and dry as you can see below.

Dill, my friend, I know I can count on you to be there, to help me in my garden. I can see dill having personal symbolism for me.  Dill and I are a lot alike… persistent, carefree and comfortable. We both grow where planted and thrive with little tending, and my favorite similarity – when faced with a pickle – we preserve well!

Til we meet again Dill – thank you for your steadfastness!

 

 

 

 

Sow, grow, thrive…

Until the next time inspiration strikes.

 

Dill is known as an herb of good cheer, good omens, and good for relaxing fear and tensions. More reasons to love dill huh? Perhaps the song should be updated to, “Happy Days to you,  Dill we meet again!”

Here is more information on the history of dill.

I love learning the symbolism of herbs. Here is a great list!

In The Studio today July 5th I created this image of Dill. I drew it in pen & ink and then scanned it to my computer and colored the background.

 

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5 comments for “Dill We Meet Again

  1. July 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I love to use dill when making one of my favourite dishes, Thai Chicken Corma.  It is just fantastic to use in fresh food.

  2. Elizabeth
    July 6, 2012 at 8:15 am

    I can see a series evolving : thyme is on my side…  sage advice…parsley, lavender, rosemary- coriander?  all get a bit trickier, I fear 

    • July 6, 2012 at 11:44 am

      Love that idea! I’ll get Dad working on it – you know how he loves a good pun. 

  3. Susanwdye
    July 8, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I didn’t see this.  I love it.  I’m not getting email notifications.  :(

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