Last year I planted parsley, oregano, and basil next to my porch where it would be handy. I was surprised to find that parsley winters just fine. Today I cleared a spot near it to plant dill and basil; as I was clearing weeds, I made a delightful discovery:
The oregano came back! I almost pulled it for a weed, but it looked familiar to me so I smelled a leaf. Now I'm wondering if last year's basil will do the same.
The grass had invaded the four-year-old strawberry patch to such an extent that I told Cliff to just mow it all; I started a new patch elsewhere. He was going to mow it, but when he saw a few blooms he just didn't have the heart to do it. So I pulled up a lawn chair the other day and pulled grass for about a half-hour. I suppose we will get a few small berries from it.