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The Lamiaceae

The Lamiaceae (the “-aceae” ending, pronounced “A-C-A,” always denotes a family) is a large and widespread plant family that includes over 230 genera and 7,000 species, mostly forbs (non-woody flowering plants) or small woody plants. 444 more words


7/10/15: In the garden this week

The garden changes so quickly in midsummer that I thought you would enjoy seeing the same views for a couple of weeks in a row. Compare this photos with last week’s—there’s not quite as much yellow as I expected, but the Rudbeckia is certainly primed to take over. 678 more words


April Showers Bring May Flowers

Here in north central Texas, the bluebonnets may be gone, but some of my other favorite wildflowers are now in full bloom.

Lemon beebalm is known for the citrus scent it gives off when its leaves are crushed. 145 more words


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”


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