Archive for August, 2011

Please Pick the Herbs

I’m the Green Streets volunteer for the traffic circle garden at 6th & Trafalgar.

August 3, 2011: I plan to build mason bee homes – and affix to the signs, but in the meantime, I’ve planted some bee, butterfly, bird – and human – friendly herbs and put signs up to make it clear that I want people to enjoy them – pinch, snip or in the case of lemon balm and lavender, cut ferociously. It’s good for the plants and also makes sure I’m in the 2′ 4″ height restriction.  Please pick the herbs. (and if you’d like any sedum plants, let me know and I can tell you which ones are available for digging up and moving to a new home.)


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Community Herb Garden

I’ve put some signs on the traffic circle garden at 6th and Trafalgar (Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC) wanting to share the herbs planted there. Those of you who have grown herbs know that in a sunny, dry spot, most will thrive and spread. It’s summer as I write this and many will die down in the winter (to rise again in the spring). So I *really* want people to snip and pinch and enjoy the herbs.

Some that are begging to be picked are:

lemon balm – getting way too tall. Nice for tea, or just flavouring your water bottle.

lavender – flowers are past their prime, and the stalks need to be snipped back.

chocolate mint – yum! make a tea or use as a garnish on fruit and desserts.

Most can be divided too, so if you want a plant, just ask – send a note to

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