The best work I have done all year was performed at twilight, as I gathered the year’s last fresh sprigs of mint from where a lawn once grew – 5 pounds of leaves stuffed into a tote bag from a Whole Foods store that sells factory-brewed mint tea for several dollars per serving. Tonight, there [...]
This April, I watched weeds sprout in my mint patch and thought I might have to turn over the soil and start again from seed. That patch this month, untouched:
I shall never doubt my mint again.
What does it take to kill off mint?
Japanese maple for the light filtering through the overlapping leaves
Tall grass for the separation between the leaves and the seed heads
Mint for its mist of pollinators
Catalpa for the absurdly large beanness of it
Apple for the deer it brings