Sunday, February 15, 2009

Catnip, Nepeta cataria

Catnip (Nepeta cataria) has terribly interesting flowers to top its furry leaves and square stems. I had a big session with catnip flowers one day with the Macro lens, so I will find a close up of them for tommorrows post.


It is 415pm Saturday evening as I write this. Its been a long grey day with plenty of welcome rain. As I look out the window, I notice the lawn is sending green shoots up. Im afraid The Most DH will have to mow that later this week.

Oh but so cold! I had to dig out my trusty sweatsuit and ugg boots first thing this morning. Ive actually brought in wood to have a fire tonight, this has been one crazy summer, weatherwise.

Not normally a summer dinner dish, but tonight Im making Chilli.

This is so dreadfully mundane, its stultifying. Perhaps Id best leave it till tommorrow? See you then.


Ces Adorio said...

What!? I thought catnip was for cats!

BetteJo said...

Just wondering if catnip growing in a garden will be as appealing to a cat as when it's cut. I would think so - any problems with that?

Melanie said...

I havent had any luck with catnip.
I am jealous of your rain. The losses in my garden are enourmous this year.
As for chilli, I couldnt care if it was 45ยบ I would still eat it .... hope it is a mouth numbing one lol