A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 26 – Bee Balm

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“Bee Balm @ HPCG” – Summer 2013 – Hamnett Place Community Garden – Wilkinsburg, PA

“A Plant a Day till Spring” will highlight one plant a day, starting on the winter solstice (December 21, 2013)… And ending on the vernal equinox (March 20, 2014)… If all goes to plan I will be starting with old Snowdrop photos from 2013… And ending with new photos of Snowdrops in 2014…

Monarda species include annual and perennial herbaceous plants… The slender, serrated, lanceolate leaves are oppositely arranged on the stem… The flowers are tubular and bilaterally symmetric, with a narrow upper lip and a wider lower lip… The wild flowers are single, but some cultivated forms have double flowers… They are hermaphroditic, with male and female structures in each flower… There are two stamens… Inflorescences occur at the top of the stem or emerge from the axils… They are typically crowded head-like clusters of flowers with leafy bracts…

Propagation is simple… The plant can be divided… It is tough… So don’t be shy with the shovel… Layering is also effective… I personally put a large rock directly on the center of the plant… This tends to force the plant to rapidly expand… Allowing for many divisions…

I have a theory that Monarda repels Stinkbugs… Not positive… But speculative… Anyway…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

New To writing and never had to site sources before… These “Plant a Day Till Spring” posts are simply intended to kill time until spring when I start writing more… My source is Wikipedia.org… The photography is all my own… And I am adding my own information… But much of this is just related from the web…

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