Wednesday vignette

for winter teas

A better-late-than-never Wednesday vignette of herbs drying in our hallway. I miss the ease of picking up lemon verbena tea from the store as I always did in France. So we grow it every summer. It often doesn’t survive the winter but the plant grows fast and with frequent pruning branches out for a plentiful harvest. A good friend of mine has his potted and brings it in his heated garage every winter.Because he just plucks leaves and doesn’t prune much the plants looks like a small topiary.

I have about three plants but to really last a tea season I think I need six.Pictured here with peppermint and Bee Balm.

Places where I have found lemon verbena starts in Salt lake City:

Smith Marketplace on 33rd and Glover Nursery


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