I have finally figured out how short I would have to hang my bouquet of fennel and actually got round to doing it. I think I got "stuck" attempting it because I hated to cut that gorgeous almost "tree" of fennel back. The aroma hung in the air near the spot where it grew. Now a lot of it hangs in the corner of the kitchen almost next to my "office" .. and dangerously enough, where Emma takes some of her naps. I did this while she was occupied with other excitement .. chasing down here assorted springs to play with. Sophie doesn't give a hoot about what I hang in the kitchen as long as her meals are on time. So I am safe with her .. she can keep a secret. So what do I do now ? Wait for the fennel seeds to dry and jar them up perhaps with some of the fern foliage. I don't even know what I will use it with in the department of cooking. I just love drying herbs and jarring them. The scents are truly aroma therapy for me !