"When lovely blossoms disappear from an orchard, we get apples. Life too sometimes loses its bloom, but usually we find luscious fruits waiting. All we have to do is accept them." - Martha Mason, Breath
Friday, July 06, 2007
Herbal Flowers #4
This is Oreganum 'Kent Beauty', an ornamental oregano with beautiful flowers unlike any other oreganos. Rated for zones 5-8 (we're in 9B here in central Florida) and liking a dry, very well-drained soil, it's obviously not going to be the easiest plant to grow here, but well worth the trouble.
I have an herb business, Rabbit Hill Gardens, where I grow herbs and butterfly plants and make all kinds of herbal products. I used to have an herb farm in Mount Dora where I lived and had a nursery and store. Now I sell my herbs, butterfly plants and herbal goodies at Renninger's Market in Mount Dora every weekend with an occasional trip to other markets and fairs. I live in a 1920s house in the historic section of Eustis with a garden of potted herbs in the front and most of the great architectural features from Eustis buildings in the 20's: a great front porch, high ceilings, wooden floors and tall windows with fancy woodwork.The photo? Me on a twig garden bench circa 1960.