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Bee Balm, A Beautiful and Useful Plant for your Garden

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  • plantldy98@aol.com
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    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 1, 2006
      Dear Publishers,

      Please feel free to publish the following article (in its entirety) as long
      as the bio at the end of the article is included and links are made active if
      possible. Please do not make changes to the article without permission. A
      courtesy copy of the publication this article is included in would be
      appreciated; my e-mail is Plantldy98@...



      Bee Balm, A Beautiful and Useful Plant for your Garden
      By Monica Resinger

      Description and Growing Information

      Bee Balm is a very pretty herb with a wonderful fruity, minty aroma. The
      gorgeous tubular flowers, held like a crown at the top of the 3-4 foot stems in
      mid and late summer come in a lot of colors including red, pink and purple. On
      top of all these qualities, it is a hardy perennial herb that will grow in all
      zones. Bee Balm requires full sun or light shade and fertile, light and moist
      soil. It is best propagated by division or cuttings rather than seed because
      the seed isn’t always true to the parent plant.

      In the Garden

      Bee Balm is so pretty it should be included in your flower beds. It will
      attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. I know it’s hard to
      welcome bees into the garden, but remember that we need them to pollinate our
      plants. Good partners for Bee Balm are Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea),
      Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia), and Lavender (Lavandula).

      Uses

      Tea. This is a wonderful tea herb. To make a cup of tea, simply place
      tablespoon of fresh or one teaspoon of dried Bee Balm leaves and/or flowers in a tea
      strainer or tea spoon and pour one cup of boiling water over it. Allow it to
      steep for ten minutes and bring the tea out. Sweeten if you wish and enjoy.

      Cut Flowers. The flowers make excellent cut flowers. Be sure to cut the stems
      at an angle so they can take up water.

      Culinary. Chop the leaves and flowers and add to fruit salads for extra
      flavor. Garnish any type of salad with the leaves and flowers.

      Preserving

      The leaves and flowers of Bee Balm can be dried and used for potpourri or
      tea. To dry, bundle 8-10 stems with a rubber band at the cut end and hang upside
      down until crisp to the touch. Crush and store in airtight containers out of
      direct sunlight.

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    • plantldy98@aol.com
      Dear Publishers, Please feel free to publish the following article (in its entirety) as long as the bio at the end of the article is included and links are
      Message 2 of 4 , Aug 2, 2007
        Dear Publishers,

        Please feel free to publish the following article (in its entirety) as long
        as the bio at the end of the article is included and links are made active if
        possible. Please do not make changes to the article without permission. A
        courtesy copy of the publication this article is included in would be
        appreciated; my e-mail is _Plantldy98@..._ (mailto:Plantldy98@...)



        Bee Balm, A Beautiful and Useful Plant for your Garden
        By Monica Resinger
        _http://homemakersjournal.com_ (http://homemakersjournal.com)

        Description and Growing Information

        Bee Balm is a very pretty herb with a wonderful fruity, minty aroma. The
        gorgeous tubular flowers, held like a crown at the top of the 3-4 foot stems in
        mid and late summer come in a lot of colors including red, pink and purple. On
        top of all these qualities, it is a hardy perennial herb that will grow in all
        zones. Bee Balm requires full sun or light shade and fertile, light and moist
        soil. It is best propagated by division or cuttings rather than seed because
        the seed isn’t always true to the parent plant.

        In the Garden

        Bee Balm is so pretty it should be included in your flower beds. It will
        attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. I know it’s hard to
        welcome bees into the garden, but remember that we need them to pollinate our
        plants. Good partners for Bee Balm are Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea),
        Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia), and Lavender (Lavandula).

        Uses

        Tea. This is a wonderful tea herb. To make a cup of tea, simply place
        tablespoon of fresh or one teaspoon of dried Bee Balm leaves and/or flowers in a tea
        strainer or tea spoon and pour one cup of boiling water over it. Allow it to
        steep for ten minutes and bring the tea out. Sweeten if you wish and enjoy.

        Cut Flowers. The flowers make excellent cut flowers. Be sure to cut the stems
        at an angle so they can take up water.

        Culinary. Chop the leaves and flowers and add to fruit salads for extra
        flavor. Garnish any type of salad with the leaves and flowers.

        Preserving

        The leaves and flowers of Bee Balm can be dried and used for potpourri or
        tea. To dry, bundle 8-10 stems with a rubber band at the cut end and hang upside
        down until crisp to the touch. Crush and store in airtight containers out of
        direct sunlight.

        Monica is the founder Homemaker's Journal E-publications, the growing home of
        many fun and informative home and garden e-books, tip sheets, articles and
        more! _http://homemakersjournal.com/_ (http://homemakersjournal.com/)
        Get a FREE Slowcooker Recipe E-book when you subscribe to Monica's FREE
        e-zine for homemakers! To subscribe and receive instructions for picking up your
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        are included; notification at _Plantldy98@..._ (mailto:Plantldy98@...)
        would be appreciated.





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      • plantldy98@aol.com
        Dear Publishers, Please feel free to publish the following article (in its entirety) as long as the bio at the end of the article is included and links are
        Message 3 of 4 , Aug 2, 2008
          Dear Publishers,

          Please feel free to publish the following article (in its entirety) as long as the bio at the end of the article is included and links are made active if possible.  Please do not make changes to the article without permission.  A courtesy copy of the publication this article is included in would be appreciated; my e-mail is Plantldy98@...



          Bee Balm, A Beautiful and Useful Plant for your Garden
          By Monica Resinger
          http://homemakersjournal.com

          Description and Growing Information

          Bee Balm is a very pretty herb with a wonderful fruity, minty aroma. The gorgeous tubular flowers, held like a crown at the top of the 3-4 foot stems in mid and late summer come in a lot of colors including red, pink and purple. On top of all these qualities, it is a hardy perennial herb that will grow in all zones. Bee Balm requires full sun or light shade and fertile, light and moist soil. It is best propagated by division or cuttings rather than seed because the seed isn’t always true to the parent plant.

          In the Garden

          Bee Balm is so pretty it should be included in your flower beds. It will attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. I know it’s hard to welcome bees into the garden, but remember that we need them to pollinate our plants. Good partners for Bee Balm are Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia), and Lavender (Lavandula).

          Uses

          Tea. This is a wonderful tea herb. To make a cup of tea, simply place tabl
          espoon of fresh or one teaspoon of dried Bee Balm leaves and/or flowers in a tea strainer or tea spoon and pour one cup of boiling water over it. Allow it to steep for ten minutes and bring the tea out. Sweeten if you wish and enjoy.

          Cut Flowers. The flowers make excellent cut flowers. Be sure to cut the stems at an angle so they can take up water.

          Culinary. Chop the leaves and flowers and add to fruit salads for extra flavor. Garnish any type of salad with the leaves and flowers.

          Preserving

          The leaves and flowers of Bee Balm can be dried and used for potpourri or tea. To dry, bundle 8-10 stems with a rubber band at the cut end and hang upside down until crisp to the touch. Crush and store in airtight containers out of direct sunlight.

          Monica is the founder Homemaker's Journal E-publications, the growing home of many fun and informative home and garden e-books, tip sheets, articles and more!  http://homemakersjournal.com/
          Get a FREE Slowcooker Recipe E-book when you subscribe to Monica's FREE e-zine for homemakers!  To subscribe and receive instructions for picking up your FREE e-book, just send a blank e-mail to:  HomemakersJournal-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
          Feel free to publish this article as long as the above bylines & this note are included; notification at Plantldy98@... would be appreciated.



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        • plantldy98@aol.com
          Dear Publishers, Please feel free to publish the following article (in its entirety) as long as the bio at the end of the article is included and links are
          Message 4 of 4 , Aug 8, 2009
            Dear Publishers,

            Please feel free to publish the following article (in its entirety) as long as the bio at the end of the article is included and links are made active if possible.  Please do not make changes to the article without permission.  A courtesy copy of the publication this article is included in would be appreciated; my e-mail is Plantldy98@...



            Bee Balm, A Beautiful and Useful Plant for your Garden
            By Monica Resinger
            http://homemakersjournal.com

            Description and Growing Information

            Bee Balm is a very pretty herb with a wonderful fruity, minty aroma. The gorgeous tubular flowers, held like a crown at the top of the 3-4 foot stems in mid and late summer come in a lot of colors including red, pink and purple. On top of all these qualities, it is a hardy perennial herb that will grow in all zones. Bee Balm requires full sun or light shade and fertile, light and moist soil. It is best propagated by division or cuttings rather than seed because the seed isn’t always true to the parent plant.

            In the Garden

            Bee Balm is so pretty it should be included in your flower beds. It will attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. I know it’s hard to welcome bees into the garden, but remember that we need them to pollinate our plants. Good partners for Bee Balm are Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia), and Lavender (Lavandula).

            Uses

            Tea. This is a wonderful tea herb. To make a cup of tea, simply place tabl
            espoon of fresh or one teaspoon of dried Bee Balm leaves and/or flowers in a tea strainer or tea spoon and pour one cup of boiling water over it. Allow it to steep for ten minutes and bring the tea out. Sweeten if you wish and enjoy.

            Cut Flowers. The flowers make excellent cut flowers. Be sure to cut the stems at an angle so they can take up water.

            Culinary. Chop the leaves and flowers and add to fruit salads for extra flavor. Garnish any type of salad with the leaves and flowers.

            Preserving

            The leaves and flowers of Bee Balm can be dried and used for potpourri or tea. To dry, bundle 8-10 stems with a rubber band at the cut end and hang upside down until crisp to the touch. Crush and store in airtight containers out of direct sunlight.

            Check out the Getting to Know Mint e-book:  http://homemakersjournal.com/mint.htm
            Monica is the founder Homemaker's Journal E-publications, the growing home of many fun and informative home and garden e-books, tip sheets, articles and more!  http://homemakersjournal.com/
            Get a FREE Slowcooker Recipe E-book when you subscribe to Monica's FREE e-zine for homemakers!  To subscribe and receive instructions for picking up your FREE e-book, just send a blank e-mail to:  HomemakersJournal-subscribe@yahoogroups.com




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