Wildflowers forum: What should I add?

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Capon Bridge, WV (Zone 6b)
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starbookworm
Oct 10, 2018 3:39 PM CST
I have been developing one of my flower beds into an awesome medicinal/edible bed. I already have Lamb's Quarters, Chicory, Echinacea, Peppergrass, Mallow, Spearmint, Peppermint, Red Clover, Wood Sorrel, Plantain, Purslane, Curly Dock, Red Raspberry, Mullein, White Vervain, and Viola.

What am I missing?
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Oct 18, 2018 7:29 AM CST

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You might try White yarrow, Achillea millefolium and Goldenrod. Smiling
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Capon Bridge, WV (Zone 6b)
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starbookworm
Oct 18, 2018 10:35 AM CST
Thank You! , Josephine. Goldenrod would be an excellent addition to my garden. I'm actually going to look for two different kinds: Solidago canadensis and Solidago odora.
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Oct 18, 2018 10:53 AM CST

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You are welcome, I have both of those Goldenrod, canadensis and odora.
Canadensis is very vigorous, while odora is not, but it sure smells great! Smiling
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JHeirloomSeeds
Oct 18, 2018 11:07 AM CST
I like that you are planting som that most people would never allow into their gardens, like lamb's quarters, red clover, and plantain! Two of my favorite herbs are Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) and St. John's Wort (Hypericin perforatum).
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Bonehead
Oct 18, 2018 11:09 AM CST
I sorted my personal list for medicinal plants, then noted which ones I also categorized as edible and came up with these: garlic, lemon verbena, angelica, horseradish, borage, cannabis, sea holly, lavender, lovage, monarda, sweet cicely, basil, oregano, poppy, parsley, rhodiola, sage, savory, feverfew, thyme. Lots to choose from, and I'm sure this is just the tip of the iceberg. Sounds like a great project, good luck!
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Capon Bridge, WV (Zone 6b)
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starbookworm
Oct 18, 2018 7:56 PM CST
Thank You! everyone!! Lovey dubby

So many great suggestions. I can't wait!

Josephine, I picked S. odora just from the description of the sweet smell. Glad to hear that will work out.

Joanna, I really enjoy having plants that get eradicated most other places. I feel they need a home somewhere. Also, I'm hooked on Lamb's Quarters quiche. Unfortunately all the rain this year ruined my attempts at harvesting plantain flour.

Deb, I think my pen died copying down what I want to try. Rolling on the floor laughing
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gardengus
Oct 19, 2018 8:25 AM CST
Lots of Great ideas Thumbs up

I happen to be a tea drinker and you might consider lemonbalm (Melissa officinalis) it has many great qualities , but I find the taste lacking so I add mint and it is great. Smiling
It does spread like a mint so be warned Green Grin!

also suppose to repel mosquitoes. Crossing Fingers!
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JHeirloomSeeds
Oct 19, 2018 8:39 AM CST
I agree Lemon balm is a wonderful herb to have!
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Capon Bridge, WV (Zone 6b)
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starbookworm
Oct 19, 2018 2:23 PM CST
Husband and I are big tea drinkers. I already wanted to add Hibiscus sabdariffa to lower the cost of buying so much tea Hilarious! , but I'm not sure if I can grow it in 6a. Lemon balm seems like an excellent addition since I already have the mint.

Anything that reduces mosquitoes is an added bonus. Mint keeps away mice, but apparently not the mole. He was an unexpected visitor this week. Thumbs down

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