Three years ago, a neighbor from down the road presented us with a lovely little flowering plant she called catnip, that was actually catmint (same genus).  Either way, cats could probably find something enjoyable about this eagerly growing, continuously fragrant flower factory.

The plant quickly spreads to fill its two foot diameter, attracting specifically, through my own observations, loads of pollen-thirsty bumblebees.

Attracting bees and supporting bees is a huge goal of Healing Tree.  We’ve added seven additional catmint plants and plant to order more for spring.  I used them on edges, in slightly acid or alkaline soils, to fill space where we want to suppress other specific growth, and for the pure enjoyment of all those beautiful purple blooms.


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