Lots blooming in the garden now. The hummingbirds should start coming around. The Monarda didyma or bee balm has started to bloom. This one is called 'Jacob Kline' and is supposed to be less susceptible to powdery mildew. We try to have flowers around for the hummingbirds. Bee balm is also an edible flower. You should use the flowers in fruit salads or to decorate a plate for dessert. Of course, the leaves and flowers are used in teas as well. The leaves were a replacement for tea during the early tea party days! It is truly one of my favorite flowers in the herbal garden. Hope you are having a great day wherever you may be. Talk to you later.
The Herbal Husband wanted you to see our other bee balms. I keep forgetting that it has been warmer than usual already. This one is a light pink.
This is the regular magenta bee balm with a dead butterfly bush in the background! Ooops! Click on the photo to see both up close!