Monday, April 19, 2010
Beware of Mint
How mint has not taken over the world I do not know. Everyone knows not to plant it in the ground unless you are ready to surrender the entire yard to this rambunctious herb, but even contained, it is still a bully. A friend brought me a small pot of it for some cooking we were doing and I stuck it in the ground in a planter on the side of the kitchen. Not much else was growing there and I pretty much forgot about it. The other day I was marveling at this beautiful Spanish lavender with the white carpet roses and noticed something mixed in the combination. Sure enough that mint had marched right down the side planter and is threatening to take over this whole area too! Time to get out the hoe!