A History lesson in my gardens yesterday

 A History lesson in my gardens yesterday

In the middle ages, they would put hay & scented herbs on the floor as deodorizers, they called them ‘rushes’. I can’t imagine the smell of men then. Although, woman couldn’t have been too far behind. Last year, my full time working husband & his beloved uncle painted our house. Sadly, my traveling working husband has not found the time to put the screens back on the windows. It has been in the 70s for a few weeks & in the past I would open every window & let the fresh air clean out the old. Starting fresh for Rosh Hashanah or the Jewish New Year. Fall has always been a time to begin again for me. And air out the damn house. Instead of open windows, I bring in the herbs i’ve grown from my gardens. Among the flowers, mostly mums, cosmos, black-eyed susans & bee filled hydrangea (the bush gave me two more blue blossoms this fall, I always think of them as a good bye & a gift) Among my flowers I stuck in Rosemary, Mint, Lavender & a little thyme. No fresh air, but fresh flowers & herbs do help.

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  2. You got quite the green thumb! Those flowers from your garden are gorgeous! 🙂

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    1. 2me4art says:

      What a compliment coming from someone who’s blog’s name is funflowerfacts! I’m going to follow you!. I am very lucky with my flowers because my husband will build me a bed where ever I’ve ask him to. And I live in Alabama where its 80 degrees, still.

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      1. Thanks for the follow! You are one lucky lady, having a husband that will do anything for you! 😉

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      2. 2me4art says:

        Maybe that was giving him too much credit. It is a give & take relationship. I take advantage of his great love for being outside more then any other place, to request beds. I’ve asked for a 2nd veggie bed for two years now & that hasn’t happened. But he did put new tile in my art studio & kitchen instead!

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