Do you have a favorite plant in your garden?

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Do you make tea with other plants
I joined in on the second post :).
 

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I joined in on the second post :).
I am definitely trying that sometime! Thanks, @digitS' !
 

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My favorite perennial plant is the daylily. These were also my husband's favorite flower, and his ashes reside in one of his favorite flower beds where daylilies bloom profusely every summer. He and I dug up many feral daylilies, and purchased others for our various gardens. He preferred the old fashioned tall orange varieties, but I have other colors and types too. My profile photo is a "cherry cheeks" daylily. Daylilies alone seem to have weathered this year's terrible flooding without any noticable impairment.
 

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i do not have a favorite plant, but beans are close to it.

in some gardens certain plants are my favorite, but in others it is a certain combination of plants which makes a community that i like the best.

and in some other gardens it is the lack of a certain weed that is my favorite - especially when i've just finished weeding it...
 

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That's so neat! Do you make tea with other plants, too? I was thinking about doing it with my bee balm.
I grow Cuban oregano indoors, and Thai basil & lemon grass in the garden (I'll over-winter a pot of lemon grass indoors for next year's starts). I also use wild catnip, provided it pops up far from the gardens.

The bright yellow flowers of an ornamental allium (A. moly) too, with their honey/garlic flavor, mixed with other leaves (I like it with the oregano). I wish I could harvest & dry all the flowers, but the bees need that early food source.

Wild elderberries popped up along my fence line; I may use their flowers for tea, depending upon whether or not the local birds eat the berries before I do.
 

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I've been starting Love Lies Bleeding every year from saved seed. This year, two of the plants did fabulous! The rest of the started seeds are elsewhere in my flower garden.
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