Friday, February 5, 2010

Cabin Fever, Part 2


Bee Balm

Soon the snow, she will be falling from the sky and we will once again be holed up in our house. I for one am really looking forward to summer. It's the only thing that keeps a person sane over the winter. MK and I were out hiking one day last year and came across bee balm. Unless something is very common, I don't know what it is off the top of my head, in which case I take a picture and identify it later. As I did here!

5 comments:

gypsywee said...

I grow several different monardas (bee balm) in my MT garden. It's a great bee/butterfly/hummingbird plant. The only bummer is that it seems to be susceptible to mildew-ew. TMI...zzzzzz

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

Apparently the leaves make a good tea! I dried a bunch of lemon balm last summer and we add the dried leaves in a ball to the teapot with a bag of green tea and it's very relaxing :D

drollgirl said...

oh you guys have the most punishing weather out there! it isn't so hot here right now either. rain rain rain, and the traffic is MURDER. oh well. at least the weekend is almost here. enjoy! :)

Kristin said...

I talked to my bestie today who was preparing for the storm in Annapolis. She said the store shelves were practically empty!

H said...

Bee Balm is such a cool-looking (otherworldly)plant! I've nipped a few petals, but have never tried making tea with it.