Spotty Logic (spottylogic) wrote,
Spotty Logic
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Corsican mint--

Latest plant acquisition, corsican mint. This is a pretty, pretty plant, a sea of tiny ground-hugging translucent leaves, a half-inch off the ground (if that). Deceptively powerful flavor for something that looks a bit like pixie poop. This was originally the flavor of creme de menthe. Strong stuff, but very teeny.

In a wetter climate than Austin desert, you can plant this stuff in walkways, and it'll slowly create a green carpet that springs back if you walk on it, flooding the air with the sharp scent of mint.

I've picked up a broad, white, asian-looking bowl to plant them in. Will try to add some rocks to keep it zen-looking.

http://www.rainyside.com/features/plant_gallery/herbs/Mentha_requienii.html
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