A few plant faves...
I thought I'd share a couple-few pics of the zillion herbs
that we're planting in terracotta pots since the varieties
are some that you green thumbs might find neat:
A succulent oregano that I adore. Cuban Oregano is
quite drought-tolerant. It overwinters indoors
relatively well, and the leaves have a juicy crunch.
I jumped for joy when I found this Boxwood Basil at the
Rona nearby. I saw them at Home Depot as well (in B.C. Canada)
It's less leggy/flimsy-stemmed than its large-leafed brethren
and looks more like an ornamental.
Gold Dust Rosemary
Love the colour on this variegated cultivar Gold Dust Rosemary.
Haven't tasted it yet, but I imagine it tastes like Rosemary ;o).
A perennial leafy plant with spinach texture and
a very zingy lemony taste. Sorrel is best used sparingly
(use it more like the herb it is than like a salad leaf)
since it has oxalic acid. So tasty though!
and last but not least, one non-edible fave:
This one's not unusual at all. In fact, it's a very traditional flower
but one that I've never grown and that I wish I'd always done.
Did you know that Stock flowers smell indescribably amazing?
If I had to describe it I'd say they have a hint of nutmeg.
Also being planted: fern leaf dill; 2 traditional dill; 3 cilantro; thai basil; lime basil; traditional basil; parsley; english thyme; lemon thyme; ginger mint; peppermint; spearmint; lemon balm; catnip; chives; golden oregano; spicy oregano; traditional oregano; dwarf marjoram; golden-tipped marjoram; barbecue rosemary; traditional rosemary; green onions; and sage
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