Bee Balm may have been what really started me off to gardening as I know it today. My sister had some in her garden but didn't know what it was. So, I went to a bookstore, flipping thru garden books until I found a picture for a positive ID. Then, I bought the book, and spent that entire winter reading and reading and reading. The more I read, the more I wanted, and the more my little garden grew.
Enjoyed your article, and enjoy Bee Balm, just moved some closer to my deck last fall to see more hummers at a closer range.
Love Bee Balm, We have it growing wild along the roads.
You gave me some ideas for planting the BBalm that I have growing from seed sharing friends here in DG along with the Tall Phlox co-op & Echinacea. OH I need to get a sittin bench and just watch the critters. Can't wait : )
Lol on your Mom working the Bee Balm.
Great tips , great pictures and once again another great artical. Thank you
I have transported quite a lot of the wild Monarda into my yarden. I have trouble getting the domesticated ones to grow here for me. I have tried several. I think it is the heavy black clay(gumbo)soil that we have. I have tried amending it but so far not much lasting success. I do love it.