Mmmm. There is something indescribably wonderful about the scent of fresh basil. I can’t pass by it in the garden without stroking it and filling my nose with its fragrance. Basil, botanically named Ocimum basilicum, is easy to grow as long you remember that basil likes it hot. To get a jumpstart, start seeds of… Continue reading Mmmmm…Basil
It is a shame fragrance is an often overlooked characteristic when we choose plants for our gardens. A scent can evoke precious memories. The first whiff of lilacs sends me time traveling to my childhood home cutting my mother’s lilacs for bouquets. The sweet perfume of peonies rouses images of my mom walking arm in… Continue reading Foliage offers fragrance, too!