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We have basil, chives, parsley, dill, cilantro, mint and rosemary in pots. I love being able to pop out the back door and grab a few leaves for whatever we're cooking. We also do our tomatoes in pots and our strawberries in baskets. The previous owner of our home was a well known landscape architect and the green spaces are so well designed that we rarely change any of the established (and largely inedible!) plantings, but you can do a lot in containers. None of it, sadly, winters over in Massachusetts. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, my mother-in-law has a rosemary bush outside her kitchen door that is the size of a VW bus.
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2017 on My Herbage at Word Wenches
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I've seen 17th century houses in New England that had their chimneys refitted during the later 18th century, narrowing them up considerably. One even managed to squeeze a whole staircase in the reclaimed space! My own 18th century house went through a period as a multi-family where someone decided to add a bake oven on the 2nd floor, in what is now my bedroom...a child could definitely fit up the ground floor parlor chimney opening. The second floor, not so much...
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2015 on The Chimney Sweep Cometh at Word Wenches
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