3 Reasons To Grow Bee Balm In The Garden

For a start the Monarda or Bee Balm is a most attractive plant with flowers in shades of pink, red and purple. And as its name suggests it attracts not only bees but also hummingbirds and butterflies into your garden. The third reason is that it can also be used in the kitchen where the leaves make a tasty tea. In her article which I found on the Houzz website Marianne Lipanovich describes the benefits of growing this plant and some tips on its cultivation.

The humble scarlet beebalm (Monarda didyma) has a lot to recommend it, especially in eastern North America, where it originated. This easy-care perennial not only attracts bees to your garden, but butterflies and hummingbirds also find it irresistible. It’s a welcome addition to a perennial garden, a naturalistic garden or an herb garden. If that’s not enough, its fragrant leaves have long been used for tea, and its flowers can be added to a bouquet or brought into the kitchen to use in everything from salad to dessert.
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