Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Bergamot and Gotu Kola

This blog is becomeing  list of plants that are growing in my garden.

Bergamot is a plant that has been used as a tea by the Oswego Indians, but it is not the additive to black tea that is used to make Earl Grey tea.  The bees love this flower, and I wish we had humming birds here ... their beaks would be just right!

Centella asiatica which is also known as Indian Pennywort or Gotu Kola is growing well this year.  It seem to like the same conditions as ordinary mint.
There are tiny (less than 2cm) tiny flowers on the plants... intriguing...
and I'm presuming that the plants reproduce mostly vegetatively, and only occasionally via these flowers.

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