Saturday, July 24, 2010

Rest in Peace, Basil Plant

I had such high hopes for my basil plant. It was doing so well for a while. I’d snip a few leaves for an Italian dish, and it would continue to grow tall.
But lately, I noticed it was a little on the smaller side. And more recently, it’s barely been a nub of a plant that has slowly turned black.
“I think it’s going to make a comeback,” I told Husband.
“Face it,” he said, “that thing is dead.”
So I guess it’s time I call it. Time of death, 8:32 AM, 7/24/10.
Sadly, even though it lived just 3 short months, it still makes it into the longevity category of my previous plants.
4/19/10 – 7/24/10
Rest in Peace, Sweet Italian Herb. Our Italian dishes will not be the same without you.


Tasha said...

Your basil made it much longer than mine. I got three days, one pasta dish, and one batch of brushcetta out of mine. Basil must be hard to grow... surely it isn't our fault? ;-)

Magnolias and Mimosas said...

Haha...that is dead!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Oh no! I'm sorry it didn't make it! Maybe next summer!

d.a.r. said...

I have managed to kill everything I planted this year aside from our bushes. Sad story.

potandkettle said...

I don't even have shrubs growing in front of Chateau L...something about the red clay and all the "stuff" you have to do to it in order to make it work. Too much of a hassle for me. When we first bought our house, the shrubs were there - it was new construction and they hadn't died yet. Then they died. And we sank a lot of cash into replacing them. And they died again. I left them there for a long time b/c I spent so much money I wasn't quite ready to let them go just yet. My parents came over one day and my dad told me, "That's a nice stick garden you have growing" to which I quickly retorted, "It's not a stick garden; we planted reindeer and it's their antlers." He never said another word. SO, maybe basil isn't your thing, but reindeer are really easy to maintain :)