.......The fresh cuts for today are mostly herbs - one of my favorite plant groups. Not only are they so good to use in food dishes, they can make pretty bouquets too......
Using a small crockery jar for the container, I cut the herbs fairly short. With a smaller arrangement the plate needed to be smaller than the one on the first "fresh cut" post. Somehow a little blue bird found it's way into the mix. It is a little unusual with a turned down tail.
The little jar is part of a set of four and came with cork stoppers. I couldn't find the other three or the stopper for this one. I know they are in the horde of dishes, etc. in storage.
Not only do these plants make pretty arrangements most have wonderful fragrances. You are seeing some of the last dill for this season.. It is a cool weather herb here. Also in the bouquet are two chive blossoms, a sprig of rosemary, parsley and arugula flowers.
He looks more baby blue in person.
What makes an herb an herb? " If you can cook with it; soothe a burn or scratch with it; make a tea from it; soak in the tub with it; perfume your sheets with it; kill a bug with it.............
.........make a potpourri, sachet, wreath, or something else good-smelling with it; weave, dye or spin something with it; scour pots or wash with it; worm your pet with it; formulate oils and lotions with it; or make a big mess involving a glue-gun, wheat stalks and raffia with it then it might be an herb."