Sunday, January 4, 2009
Lemon Verbena In January
In a warmer climate lemon verbena this time of year would be no big deal. Around here by this time often the plants are already doing their dead stick imitation. We are going to visit my daughter today and I'm taking fruit salad with lemon verbena. There's no recipe. Just chop up whatever fresh or frozen fruit you may have, for us it's apples, bananas, clementines,blueberries, and strawberries. Trim the rib from 3 or 4 lemon verbena leaves and chop. Add to the fruit and give the flavors a little time to blend. No sugar is needed and you won't believe how special your fruit becomes. Dried leaves make a nice lemon tea and go well in potpourri.
My plants seem to be doing well in the south facing basement window. It's a little cool down there. Perhaps that discourages the white flies that are so bothersome for lemon verbena.