Chocolate mint as you probably know is very invasive in the garden if you don't contain it somehow. My solution is to dig it up and plant it in an old galvanized tub with handles. I can plop it here and there, wherever I'm in the mood to sit and watch it grow. The scent is heavenly. The dried leaves make a relaxing tea. I like a fresh picked sprig in a glass of sun brewed iced tea.
A few days ago I was pleasantly surprised that I was a lucky winner in a give-away over on Pat Wenger's blog Hook Hand and Heart. My heart skipped a beat today when I opened the package from her and eyed the fabulous homespun towel she made and the bar of Rose Geranium handmade soap. I have been a collector and lover of antique homespun for a number of years. I have to tell you that this homespun towel she made is pure primitive luxury. The touch is like silk and the workmanship is excellent. Made to use I know, but forgive me because I shall hang it with my prized pieces of antique homespun and enjoy it's simple beauty. I know that others have urged Pat to offer her weaving on her website. What a treat that would be for those primitive lovers like me who would love to own a hand woven piece.
The Rose Geranium soap happens to be one of my all time favorite scents. Pat you really know just the right things to make a much appreciated give-way package! Thank-you generous friend from the bottom of my heart! If you haven't had the pleasure to check out Pat's blog be sure and click here to be transported to an earlier time through viewing her lovely homestead.
Here are a few more photos of my gardens and some of the old salvaged junk from the farm that we use for garden art.
Siberian Iris in full bloom.
An old rusty horse drawn plow.
I couldn't resist a couple more photos of your towel Pat. Doesn't it look wonderful hanging with some antique homespun and early calico? Love Love Love it!!