~ Boxing Day Herbs ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

I love adding perennial herbs to my shrub and border gardens. Not only do they add their heady fragrance, they also provide unusual color and texture to the gardens, and most are evergreen in this region.


Here are some favorites served-up in a tin and presented in front of a Christmas themed display on my buffet.


Along with the common and official names I’m providing symbolic meanings for each from the “Language of Flowers”. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalisis) symbol for love, remembrance and good luck, is budding and has a couple open blossoms on the stems. Sage (Salvia officinalis) represents long life, esteem and health, and makes a nice tea to settle the stomach. Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) signifies activity and provides some small-leaved texture to the arrangement, while lavender (Lavandula), looking like it’s covered in frost, offers serenity, grace and calmness.


Cheers to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for a reason to wander my mostly drab and damp gardens on this cloudy Boxing Day!



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4 Responses to ~ Boxing Day Herbs ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

  1. Cathy says:

    I always enjoy seeing the muted and soft shades of herbs, LIndy and it works so well putting them in this Christmas tin and displaying them as part of your festive display. Good to be reminded of their flowery meanings too – thanks for sharing this

  2. Lindy, I just wanted to close out the year by letting you know how much I enjoy your blog. I think we share similar spirits, and I love your gratitude, appreciation of nature, your sweet dog, and the beautiful flower and garden pieces. Wishing you a happy and productive 2017, and keep blogging!

    • Lindy Le Coq says:

      Thank you so much, Jill. I’m trying to balance this blog with all my other creative interests, so your words are very encouraging! I think we have similar spirits as well, and I truly admire your tenacity in providing a loving home for your granddaughter. I wish you joy and real retreats in the new year!!

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