I recently had a bit of a herb dilemma. I had heard and read somewhere that it's not a good thing to let your herbs flower - something about all its energies going into producing seeds and the leafy bits not tasting as good and worse of all, the plant may actually die after seeding. But I was really really curious about what my herb flowers looked like, plus I wanted to use them in salads since they are edible and I wanted to continue with my herbarium series, after having so much fun with Part 1.
In the end, curiosity (and my blogger instincts) prevailed and I allowed my herbs to flower, photographed them and then, as quickly as I could, snipped off all the flowering ends on the plants to prevent its imminent death. Not sure if it'll work or not, but I sure gave it a lot of thought.
I'm really quite smitten with this mini blog series. I get to play botanist, artist, collector and it's a ton of fun.
Stay tuned for more!