Want to know the downside of this beautiful basketful of herbs? It was stolen!
Yes, stolen from the bees. They were already busy at work in the garden when I went out in the morning to pick.
Being all too painfully aware of the horrors threatening the bees’ survival (Colony Collapse Disorder, poisoning, industrial farming, loss of habitat), I grow medicinal herbs as much for them as for myself.
Our animal and plant friends need the nutrition and medicine that herbs offer the same as we do. So make sure you plant lots of extras ;)
(herbs in the photo, clockwise from top left: Holy Basil, Bee Balm, Echinacea, St. Johnswort, Calendula)