Saturday, May 29, 2010

More Mint

Adding to our mint collecting - we found some chocolate mint (bottom), apple mint (not pictured) and ginger mint (top)! Will be interesting to see how invasive these variations are to the spearmint/peppermint variety we have currently. I love the chocolately scent of the chocolate mint and the dark colored leaves and stems. The ginger mint doesn't have as distinctly different of a smell as the chocolate but the leaves have a fun yellow variegation to them. The apple mint is fun because it's leaves are so fuzzy - doesn't really smell like apples - at least not the fresh picked leaves - maybe if they are dried.

I didn't realize there were so many different types of mint out there: grapefruit mint and pineapple mint are still on our list to add!


TMC said...

Mint spreads by runners and it will TAKE OVER everything. :) Email me if you'd like a simple way to keep it big and bushy yet in its place.

gz said...

Any of the mint family will be invasive.
I sink a large pot in the soil, leaving a couple of inches sticking up and plant into that-you still have to watch for escapees!
Try Eau de Cologne mint- very good in a Pot Pourri

Stacy said...

Yup - I don't mind that mint is invasive. I've grown up with it all my life - and I love having it around again! I plant it places that I want to be filled in - I expect it spread - because it definitely will!