February 24, 2010

The Healing Power of Tomatoes

...the smell of the foliage, that is.  Transplanting yesterday evening I noticed the different scents of the different varieties of heirloom tomatoes I have for spring--the Striped Roman paste variety being much 'greener' and fruitier smelling, even, than the Yellow Brandywine, and the mystery Japanese tomato more of the musky scent I associate with tomatoes, and then it hit me... I was smiling.  Just because of the fragrances of the leaves!  They smelled like spring and the garden and life.  It has been the longest winter of my life, and it is good to be able to think about spring again.

To transplant today: lavenders, asparagus, more lavenders, pansies, species delphiniums....