Plant Profile: Slender Mint – Mentha diemenica

Also known as: Mentha diemenica Wild Mint Very similar to Mentha satureoides and sometimes confused with it. Growing conditions: Full sun/Shade/part shade Groundcover Prefers slightly damp soil Suitable for pots, rockeries and as a filler between paving stones or driving strips Propagation: Cuttings Removing a rooted section of the plant as it spreads Keep moistContinue reading “Plant Profile: Slender Mint – Mentha diemenica”

Plant Profile: Mother of Herbs

Also known as: Plectranthus amboinicus Coleus amboinicus Mexican Mint Cuban Oregano Indian Borage Country Borage French Thyme Soup Mint Spanish Thyme Indian Mint Why so many names? This plant has been cultivated and used for so long that its origins are unclear. It’s believed to originate in Africa, but is now naturalized in many countriesContinue reading “Plant Profile: Mother of Herbs”

Plant Profile: Lemon Sherbet Coleus

Also known as Coleus “Mt Carbine” Plectranthus “Mt Carbine” Coleus bellus Plectranthus bellus This plant profile is now also available as a on my YouTube channel. Watch it here Growing conditions Full sun/Part shade/Shade Tolerant of most soils/prefers well-drained position Indoor/Outdoor Pots/Garden beds/Rockeries Brush past the leaves, a faint lemon spritz slips through the airContinue reading “Plant Profile: Lemon Sherbet Coleus”

Garden to Kitchen: Garden Salad

There’s something magical about harvesting for a meal you’re about to eat. I love the process of wandering through the garden spying what I can harvest and imagining how fresh and tasty the resulting meal will be. Last night I did this for a delicious garden salad to accompany local meats and cheeses that IContinue reading “Garden to Kitchen: Garden Salad”

Garden Days: edible flower garden

Last year I grew an edible flower garden and my daughter started harvesting and making salads for the family dinner table and, even more surprisingly, my son ate them! As a general rule, my daughter only eats raw fruit and vegetables and my son mostly prefers cooked vegetables. They both love edible flowers and wereContinue reading “Garden Days: edible flower garden”