Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) A popular herb with reddish green stems, light heavily scented, toothed oval shaped deciduous leaves and light purple lavender flowers. Studies have shown the wide ranging benefits of peppermint from the enhancement of memory and reduction of Irritable Bowel Syndrome when taken as an infusion, to help with insomnia when crushed and rubbed over the skin.
Blue Lobelia- There are few blues more intense and gorgeous than those found on annual lobelia. The mounding type, called edging lobelia, is beautiful for planting in rows in the front of beds and borders. The cascading type is stunning, like a sapphire waterfall, spilling from window boxes or pots.