Wednesday, July 18, 2007

photosynthesis

self sown borage attracting the bees
self sown verbascum olypicum

I wonder how the plants cope with the lack of sunlight, it feels as if it has been so dull for so long I wonder how they keep doing it. there has been no recovery this year from the winter blues. photosynthesis an amazing process, and I quote them saying "if plants could not turn the sun's energy into food, we would all die"

4 comments:

tlc illustration said...

I've been picking my borage blossoms and drying them for tea. I've read that they are good dried, but not so much fresh. I can now vouch for the good-dried part. Interesting flavor, but very pleasant. And fairly blue! which is somewhat exciting for tea. :-)

clairesgarden said...

TLC, I'll have to try that, I've used them fresh in tea, and love to put them on salad too, I occasionally drop them in a wee gin and they turn a nice pink colour.

Becky~ said...

i have some borage too . . . and next year i hope to have more and more of it!

clairesgarden said...

Becky, borage is a generous self seeder, you will have more of it than you need!!