The Garden Junkie

The Garden Junkie

veggies & bloomers & annuals & perennials & garden stuffs



It's hard to be a robins egg .   

The annual sweet-potato vine.  The "go-to" for spillers in flower pots.
And rightly so, as they are beautiful and showy .  

But -- you might consider the trailing coleus - very vigorous  and lots of summer color with little to no pests. 

OR how about mint?  Trails nicely , attracts butterflies and bees.
Planting in a pot keeps mint from spreading all over the garden and
you can make great summer iced-teas.

Orange mint.

4 regular tea bags steeped in 2 cups hot water until water is room temp.
1 large orange - washed and cut into quarters 
1 bunch orange mint (hand full of stems w/leaves)

Remove tea bags , pour concentrated tea into gallon container
add orange, slightly squeezing first 
slightly bruise mint and add to tea mixture
top off gallon with water
let sit for hour before drinking
pour over ice 

This tea is high in antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium and flavor 

Be sure to pick the freshest part of the mint without blemishes.

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