|Catnip faassini - up close|
|Planted in front of my Cinco de Mayo Rose|
Nepeta cataria is traditionally used to make catnip tea, mildly sedating to humans. It has a minty flavor and blends well with chamomile or lemon balm.
|One in every room|
|Hanging to dry|
|Dried Herbal Bouquet Up Side Down|
During Victorian times, flowers had a language all their own. If a lover wanted to convey a particular message to his beloved, he chose a particular flower to send her. Catnip meant "intoxicated with love."
Catnip - smells good, tastes good, looks good, easy to grow. What more could you ask of a plant?