Blooming today: comfrey, sage, foxglove, chives, columbine, woad, and spiderwort. Woad (Isatis tinctoria) is one of the dye plants in the garden. Not a very attractive plant, but the blue it gives as a dye has been prized over the ages. Think of the movie Brave Heart and blue-painted faces. Commercial cultivation stopped with the end of World War II, but home dyers still use the herb.
Planted new today: rue and ladys mantle, as well as some ma...Read More