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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
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TBGDN
Apr 7, 2019 6:01 PM CST
Peppermint

A popular mint for herbalists and home gardeners. Can be used in teas, candies and home cooking. I use it as an insect repellent in mixed perennial beds. This is not scientific, but I believe it repels voles and mice also; just my own thoughts. It works for me. Can be invasive so please take note.

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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Peonies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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TBGDN
Apr 7, 2019 6:21 PM CST
I'm not sure what inspired me to make this banner. Mints are refreshing on a hot summer day. Sometimes I pinch off a leaf and crush it in my hand just for that minty fragrance. A sprig goes well in a glass of ice cold tea after a blistering, humid day in the garden. Mints attract numerous butterflies (and bees) which feed from the blooms. The 3rd picture is the photo I took the banner from.
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Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Apr 7, 2019 6:39 PM CST
Great banner Leon! I recognized that it was mint immediately. So refreshing. Hurray!

And timely. Today is definitely mint day for me. A neighbor gave me some of her "mountain" mint and I bought some sweet mint. Always have a container or two around.

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Fleur569
Apr 7, 2019 8:21 PM CST
A banner that is in Mint condition!! Love it and the informative write-up. I am experimenting with Chocolate Mint by growing it in a container so the root system would be stymied and in control. The rascal plant certainly can become somewhat "hoggish" in the garden.
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Apr 7, 2019 8:55 PM CST
I love it! I could smell it when I first saw it. Thanks for the springtime banner... Thumbs up
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Marilyn
Apr 7, 2019 9:07 PM CST
Great banner Leon. Love your three pics you posted, especially the ones with the butterflies. Lovey dubby
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Peonies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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TBGDN
Apr 8, 2019 4:59 PM CST
@Fleur569, @Marilyn, Thanks for the acorns & positive comments.
Fleur569, greenappleagnes, greene, Lestv, lovemyhouse, Marilyn, plantmanager, pod, vic & wildflowers; Thanks for your thumbs and your useful & informative comments. I wanted to add a link for a Mint Julep beverage, but would that be a little over the top? Whistling D'Oh!

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Apr 8, 2019 5:04 PM CST
Good banner Leon!
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Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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GaNinFl
Apr 8, 2019 5:24 PM CST
Great banner, Leon. Thumbs up Thumbs up
Stan
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Peonies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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TBGDN
Apr 8, 2019 6:05 PM CST
Thanks RJ & Stan for the nice comments.
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