Borage & Thai Basil

Borage, a garden “alien,” is an herb that grows freely among the rows, borders and raised beds here.  It’s a great companion plant, especially for squash, tomatoes and strawberries, and attracts pollinators to the garden.  Its beautifully unique blue or purple-hued flowers are one of the few “blues” that are edible, as are its fuzzy leaves.  It grows fairly tall and can get top heavy with buds and flowers, spindly or gangly-looking if planted as a standalone, but mine are always interspersed among the crops and other flowers so as to showcase the dainty edible flowers.
 
 
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2010 Borage BudsBumblin 'round the borage
 

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