Catnip

Catnip is one of our traditional remedies for colds & flu and a favorite with cats! Nepeta cataria or Catnip is perennial plant having gray-green leaves with whitish pink flowers in summer. Native to Europe now naturalized in North America, catnip is a common garden plant that is easy to grow, preferring a dryer soil than it’s cousins the mints.  A must for every herb garden,  try growing catnip in hanging baskets for harvesting and some in the ground for the cats, bees and butterflies to enjoy.  Don’t get “Catnip” confused with the perennial “Catmint” Nepeta faassenii with it’s gray leaves and showy blue flowers. Cats are attracted to Continue reading