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Borage isn’t boring!

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

Want some true blue for your garden? Borage (Borago officinalis) is an old-fashioned annual herb that many gardeners grow for its edible young leaves and flowers, which taste faintly of cucumber. Its fuzzy texture and hazy blue color are even more compelling, though. It forms a large mound of foliage in a season (up to 2-3 feet tall and wide), and reseeds profusely but not annoyingly. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. The starry flowers can be floated in drinks, added to salads, or frozen into ice cubes for fancy drinks or punch.

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  2. MonicaMills 06/15/2021

    I have Borage followers in my garden and I feel fresh whenever I see them during my morning walk. It is true that taking care of Borage plants is not that easy but in this case, you always keep yourself busy in gardening which is one of the best things to do while having nothing to do. Well, before I start my new business I will visit website to read amazing things about marketing.

  3. HenryJeff 02/05/2022

    Borage is also called star flower because of its star-shaped, blue flowers. It's a bushy plant with bristly hairs on its stems and leaves, which can grow up to 2 feet. In fact, the name borage comes from the Latin word 'borax,' which means rough hair. Borage is an easy-to-grow herb that blooms all summer long. It prefers full sun but tolerates partial shade. Borage is hardy in zones 4-10 but doesn't like extreme heat or cold so plant it after all danger of frost has passed and harvest it before hot weather arrives in late spring or early summer. I have many flowers like this in my garden therefore I have to read about the cleaning garden tools tips so that I could clean my garden to make it looks more attractive and fascinating.

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