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The Summery Wonders of Lemon Balm


Lemon Balm


Lemon balm is one of those plants that just grows and grows on you. And grows and grows in your garden. It requires very little care, meaning it is great for casual gardeners, or those that just want a lovely bushy plant to occupy-or encroach upon- a space, and both the leaves and flowers give off a lively, refreshing lemony aroma year after year. Lemon balm oil is highly prized in aromatherapy for its uplifting and calming effects, and its delicate little white flowers give off an alluring perfume that bees find irresistible; in fact, its scientific name is Melissa officinalis, Melissa being derived from the Greek word for bee. (who knew?) Continue »