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Re: uses for flowers

That's Bee Balm, right? Mine hasn't bloomed yet, but it's getting close. I had to replant this year. I lost a huge plant from this years winter harshness. I hear there is a purple cultivar out there, but mine has always been red. This year mine is strongly scented of minty sage. Much stronger than the one I had before.

Sometimes I steep them with chamomile tea or on their own. They are said to help with sleep issues. I've not used them in a satchel.

I've enjoyed it on fruit salads before, but this one I think is more savory.
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Not exactly flowers, but I'm just leaving work now and about to go home and make basil - mint ice cream! :D
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basil mint ice cream is done and it is wonderful! Ice cream making is my new best thing.
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Yum! I'll be right over! :lol: :>
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