Sunday, June 19, 2011

Borage for forage

I weeded all around the house yesterday. Weeding is not my favorite task, but I feel a sense of accomplishment when I've tidied up the pathways and gotten the worst of the offenders out of the garden.

Weeds are sometimes "good" plants that show up where you don't want them. Borage being a case in point. There's a volunteer half-blocking one of the paths, but as I scootched closer and closer in my weeding progress, I could see how much the bees were loving it.

I'll wait until it's done flowering before I pull it out and make soup with it.


  1. Darn it! I can't find any borage this year in my garden. Hubby says he moved it to a different location last fall and now there is nothing there at all. This is why I don't like to really "clean up" the garden in the fall. But he doesn't like the messy, frowzy look. I am still on the lookout for a plant at the garden centers.

  2. Caterina, mine has always come up from seed. I don't think it overwinters here. Throw some seed out and you should have some soon!