I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to start sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!
This week’s share:
We’re sort of obsessed with mint and have about seven different varieties growing. The township that we live in actually has a strong mint farming history which sort of inspired me to start a mint collection. Mountain mint is one I chose because of its compact and noninvasive growth. It’s also super cheap to start from seed.
This grows around the outside of my vegetable garden. It only gets a few feet tall and hasn’t taken over like some of our other mints. It requires little to no care.
We started this from seed about three years ago and it comes back every year. The flowers are a very light pink and bloom late July to early August; in fact, these pictures above were taken a little late. Early on as the petals develop they’re much more attractive.
This is a very mild mint that’s perfect for tea and the bees just love it.