Monday 17 July 2017

A Tea Garden

Hello! Do you have a tea garden?  

Over the years I have started to build up a tea garden each year.  I love fresh tea, and saving my own plants for tea.  They taste so nice and fresh compared to the teas that you can get at the regular grocery store.  

This year I bought a Moroccan Mint plant. 

Also another Lemon Balm plant since the ones that I planted in the spring didn't take very well. 

Each year I plant lots of chamomile.  I save and dry the flowers as well as enjoy them fresh.  

They also make for a beautiful addition to the yard and attract lots of bees and butterflies. 

Here is my Bee Balm that I'm trying for the first time this year.  I've never had it, and am anxious for it to grow big enough to justify taking some of the leaves.  Our summer has been very cold and it's just not growing very fast. 

Here are more containers of chamomile flowers that I have growing outside of our greenhouse.  Sometimes the plants look horrible and gangly, but they still produce an abundance of delicate flowers. 

I love the close up look of them, with the little dots of pollen coming from the centre. 

I also have a pot of chocolate mint and lemon balm that I've been growing in my house since last fall that had been gifted to me.  

It's nice to have a fresh splash of flavour that is out of the ordinary.  I like to add just a single mint leaf to a cup of earl grey tea.  

If you do have a tea garden, what do you grow in yours? and if you don't what would you grow if you did?  

I hope you have a wonderful day, and thank you so much for dropping by! 

1 comment:

The Charm of Home said...

This looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing!