Sunday, September 7, 2008

Mixed Herbs: Latest plant rescue from the dollar store, can you name them?

I just scored this pot-o-herbs the other day. It would be easy for you to name them if you could smell my blog!

There's one herb that will either grow upright or over the pot (and I happen to have a page on it). A second that will grow upright and a third one that trails. One is variegated.

OK, ready for the answers?

Rosemary, lemon balm and mint. Rosemary is the pine-needle looking one growing upright. The lemon balm has a bright lime or apple green लीफ shaped like an elongated heart. The mint has the darker green leaf and there's also a white and green version.

They are all completely root bound. It has been over 100 degrees here so I've been watering every day even though they're in the shade. But I'm not sure if there is any dirt in there!

I'm going to have to at least get the rosemary out of there and into a much bigger pot. Somehow I'm going to have to at least divide the other two. I still may end up with a little of both together. That's OK. They smell great!


Bebe said...

Hi Laura!
Thanks for adding me as a follower! I love your blog site with all the plants and herbs ~ you found all that at the dollar store??? Wow!! Where is that store?? LOL ~ I'm on my way to CA right now!! They look like really healthy plants, too. Doesn't rosemary smell yummy? I love all the herbs. The mint looks sort of like pineapple mint because of the variegation. You did well in getting those!
Hugs, Bebe :)

Hanneles paradis said...

Yes, lovely, I know lot of them ;)

spadamchrist said...

A jar of mixed herbs typically comprises basil, marjoram, oregano and thyme, each of which have high levels of healthy antioxidants. Mixed herbs can also be used to flavour omelettes and cheese dishes.
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