Ornamental

Anise Hyssop

Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) - Varieties, Planting & Care Guide

by Max on Sun, 12/01/2019 - 15:25
This perennial herb or ornamental is confusingly commonly known as anise hyssop, although the plant is neither part of the hyssop species, anise seed, or a star anise. In fact, it is part of the mint family and has many semblances to the mint plant, including its square stalks and toothy dull green foliage with paler undersides.
Close up of bees on a vitex tree

Vitex Tree (Chaste Tree) - Varieties, Growing & Care Guide

by Max on Sun, 11/24/2019 - 20:21
The vitex tree can be grown as a tree or shrub and features beautiful fragrant lilac flowers that bloom throughout the summer. It grows easily, to the point of becoming invasive in some areas, to heights of between 15 and 20 feet. The foliage of the tree resembles the cannabis plant, with five leaflets splayed out like an open hand. The leaves have a similar scent to that of sage.
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