January 26, 2009
Above the sink
Last November, when a bunch of us helped move my friend Makes Bread into her new home, I noticed that one of her potted plants had a wonderful spicy fragrance. After I moved the plant into the moving van, the whole truck smelled great. She called the plant “bush basil” and that’s when I realized that yeah, the scent made me think of basil, one of my favorite smells.
That night, I ordered some seeds, and a few days later, I planted some bush basil to keep on my kitchen windowsill. Every time I walk over to the sink to rinse out a cup or wash my hands, I admire the green that’s beginning to grow. Outside, my yard is frozen and white, but inside I’m gardening in a couple of clay pots. I think the leaves are edible, but really, I’m not growing it to eat. I just want my kitchen filled with that wonderful smell.
Posted by jo(e)