Thursday, May 28, 2009
Most have likely seen this plant growing alongside of the road. Ours just appeared in the rubble next to a planting bed. I always felt that the flowers were special but who grows weeds. Research revealed that rocket arrived in this country as a garden flower with the early European settlers. It was a prized garden plant. A walk in the garden after dark revealed this plants sweet evening scent. Sweet rocket has all of the qualities any gardener could seek. It is hardy enough to make it on its own. Color ranges from white to pink to purple. Little fragrance is noticed during the daytime but the air is filled with its wonderful scent after dark. Sweet rocket will hold a prominent spot in our perennial border.