I wasn't actually going to get to a post today .. but I have a chocolate buzz and I can't help myself now ! LOL
Ok .. seriously now .. I have a favorite type of plant that yet again I would not go without. It may not be the best looking plant in the garden but it packs a punch with anise aroma and what a bee/butterfly magnet ! .. If you need pollination of something in your garden, grow hyssops because insects are drawn in by the "yard" full !
I started out with the common anise hyssop .. I have no idea if it is Blue Fortune or not. I just know it knocked me over with its scent .. I was totally in love and smitten for life with these plants. Next I became a little daring and planted "Golden Jubilee" .. I read, that depending on the source of information , its zones went from 7 to possibly 4 .. BIG gap there right ? .. I tried not to fall in love with this one thinking it wouldn't make it through our quirky winters .. That was 3 years ago now, and to my surprise and complete happiness it has volunteers dotted in a few places last year .. I was stunned and so darn happy it was ridiculous .. Only other gardeners KNOW what I mean .. doesn't matter your level of expertise .. that feeling goes across the board when we are in garden heaven happiness !
In any case .. I'm still crossing my fingers the volunteers made it through this LONG winter .. I hope to see them this Spring and have that goofy grin on my face that hubby shakes his head in wonder about !
These are my pictures from last year mid August .. drought time .. so even then it was holding its own quite well .. the "gold" isn't showing up as dramatically as it really is .. but none the less an eye popper !
Hyssop information http://www.gardenerspath.com/plantguide/anisehyssop.html