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Monarda punctata

© EunYoung Sebazco

One of my favorite Monarda (Beebalm). Toerate Deer & Drought, poor soils, full sun to partial shade, no powdery mildew, attractive butterflies. what else I ask more, it is “super plant”

Garden

Teatime Tuesday: Bee Balm/Bergamot

Something funny happened last week when I became a little too curious about the flowers in my garden. A couple of seedlings my good friend gave me in early spring started to bloom and, as they were exceptionally aromatic and beautiful, I was convinced that they had some medicinal use. 543 more words

6/27/14: In the garden this week

The garden is becoming colorful! In this picture you see yellow sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa), which has been in bloom for a couple of weeks, and pink beebalm (Monarda fistulosa), and orange butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa), which have just begun to bloom–a bit late this year. 383 more words

Nature

Some Like It Hot

In celebration of week-long temperatures above 90 degrees F., here’s a short list of plants that are sumptuous in a St. Louis swelter:

1. Echinacea purpurea. 359 more words

Musings