I was going through some photos from last summer and came across these of my borage. Aren’t they just lovely? I mean isn’t the borage just lovely!
Borage can be easily overlooked if not placed in the correct spot. So I always place mine in the very front of all other herbs. No matter where it is in the garden it is sure to attract the beneficial insects. It is truly amazing to see how often the borage flower is visited. Seeing as how I love to watch all the comings-and -goings in the garden, the front row seems the most logical.
I have noticed on one plant there can be white, pink, light blue, bright blue, and dual colored flowers. Now, that is impressive! And the appearance of the flowers are so intercut and exotic it is surprising how delicate the flavor is… mild cucumber. The stems are so pale, slender, and succulent. The best part of the stem to me is that they are fuzzy. Very fuzzy. You would think this would not work so well for consuming the stems (I have actually read that it is recommended to peel them, but there would be nothing left!) but I have never thought it an “issue”. The flavor of the stem, well, it’s mild cucumber too.
If you have not had the pleasure of these garden gems yet, I would highly recommend growing them. Even if it’s on your balcony in a pot. You will not be disappointed.