Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Borage still!

The enchanting borage still blooming heavily in late November in this zone 7 climate.
The value of its beauty in the garden is obvious. Here is a link to more discussion of its purported medicinal value.

8 comments:

  1. Me too, I have lots of it on the garden, am just about to make a post of it too...SNAP!

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  2. Hi Foxglove Lane, do you use the borage? I put the flowers in salads but have never used any other part of the plant.

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  3. Borage flowers look lovely in home made lemonade too - or you can freeze them into ice cubes!

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  4. Welcome Courtyard Gardener, that sounds lovely!

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  5. Lordy be - can the borage really be that blue?

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  6. Yes DB, it is one of the very few true blue flowers along with Brunnera, Myosotis and Anchusa.

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  7. Looks very pretty. How big the plants grow? Do they bloom constantly? Do they attract butterflies, bees and birds?

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  8. Hi KL - the bees Loved! this plant - if given support, borage can grow to about 3 ft tall - I let it flop on the ground then sprout all along the stem - these plants have been blooming for a very impressive 6 months!

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