Sunday, May 22, 2011

Cover crops


Growing under the terraced cherry trees of the BBG's new herb garden, very striking crimson clover (nitrogen-fixing Trifolium incarnatum) and...what is the grain? Is it winter rye? I love the idea of the herb garden but am not well acquainted with it yet. Although my first serious plant love was for herbs, and I became very interested in what they could be used for, apart from cooking, for some reason I do not go into this garden - something about it keeps me on the outside, looking in. But I love these wild cover crops.


3 comments:

  1. Yahoo! Caleb's cover crops at Brooklyn Botanic are so beautiful and functional. Love them. I think you've photographed winter rye. It's one of the covers he uses,

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  2. The crimson clover is to die for! What a gorgeous plant. Wonder if it would grow in our SFG boxes next winter? Lovely!

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  3. Wow that crimson clover is beautiful...I'll have to put some in myself seeing as most of my crop has been eten by bugs and slugs so far!! but I think it's getting too cold for that here now :(

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