lemon balm

25 Jul

besusanetal 009Lemon balm has insignificant flowers but a heady lemon scent, especially when the leaves are nicked by a besusanetal 016passing lawn mower.

I usually let a few plants grow long, like these next to an old whiskey barrel planter.besusanetal 010

But the plants surrounding the gazebo are trimmed regularly.  Trimming inhibits the forming of flowers but helps keep the lemon balm from growing too large and covering everything around it.

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