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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Jan 05 2019 :  09:24:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This year the International Herb Society has chosen anise hyssop as their herb of the year. I will plant one if I can locate one. The apple mint I planted last year is spreading and surviving the winter so far.

The Herb of the Year is only a suggestion. If you are interested in planting a herb or rose to celebrate our Jubilee the plant you choose is up to you. Like everything else when it comes to celebrating our Jubilee we do it our own way.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

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Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
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Posted - Jan 05 2019 :  12:02:47 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
What is the anise hyssop herb used in - baking? I love the old hard anise cookies we soetimes made at Christmas.


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Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
4471 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2019 :  12:17:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda I did a quick search and found just plain hyssop. Here's the info - I would think it should apply to anise hyssop too.

Dried Hyssop has been used sparingly as a minty culinary addition to soups, stews and herbal teas. Fresh leaves can be added to soft cheeses, butters, sauces and dips. Experiment with small amounts because it can be bitter. Flowers are milder flavored and can be used as a garnish.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Jan 05 2019 :  1:43:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Forgive me a senior moment. I forgot I have a lavender hyssop that I planted last year. If it makes it through the winter I won't look for an anise hyssop. May go with a Thai basil instead- been wanting one for a couple of years.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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hudsonsinaf
True Blue Farmgirl

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Shannon
Rozet Wyoming
USA
3110 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2019 :  3:25:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm not sure I will be getting anise hyssop (I'm wondering if that has the same scent/flavor as star anise, which I don't like), but I will definitely be planting some hyssop this year! Hard to believe we are already planning!

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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

549 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
549 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2019 :  6:35:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very interesting topic as I have never heard of the anise hyssop or the apple mint. The good news is that I am learning a lot by reading the posts on this website.

Lori Beck
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12619 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12619 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2019 :  10:24:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anise hyssop? I am intrigued ... going to have to check into it..
oh, and lavender hyssop too!


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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3065 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3065 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2019 :  08:29:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have planted hyssop before. It has a slightly licorice flavor. It also deadens pain. I would pack fresh leaves into an aching tooth.

Marie, Sister #5142
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
4471 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2019 :  08:49:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marie that's interesting about using hyssop leaves for toothache. Thanks for letting us know. I like growing herbs that are medicinal.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

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Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
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Posted - Jan 29 2019 :  3:41:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love anise hyssop too. Have had lots of it in the garden. Adds a unique flavor to the room.

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

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Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
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Posted - Feb 05 2019 :  08:54:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would love to have organic herbs in my gazebo garden or front porch area. I'l have to look these up. The fragrance would be a welcome change from the cat spray we get from the Ferrel cats.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
4471 Posts

Posted - Feb 10 2019 :  05:19:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a new old cookbook from a shop for $1. Sage Cottage Herb Garden Cookbook by Dorry Baird Morris 1991.

There's a recipe for herb iced tea with anise hyssop.

Eight 12" pieces of lemon balm
Four 4" pieces of pineapple sage
One 8" sprig anise hyssop

Rinse

Bend stems in half, then half again, crushing lightly.

Add 5 cups boiling water; steep. It doesn't say how long to steep but most recipes call for 5 min for hot tea. It may take longer for this recipe because it is for iced tea and more water will be added so you want a extra strong tea.

Strain. Add 5 cups cold water; chill; serve over ice.

Sweeten with honey or sugar if desired.

Note: Anise flowers may be used to garnish teas.


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ruthie218
True Blue Farmgirl

1188 Posts

Ruthie Ann
Indiana
USA
1188 Posts

Posted - Mar 09 2019 :  7:01:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I will be planting a rose bush for jubilee as I was given one for my birthday . I want to look for a hyssop to plant as well.

Ruthie Ann




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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4471 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4471 Posts

Posted - Mar 11 2019 :  2:11:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ruthie Ann what kind of rose did you receive for your birthday?

Last year I planted a lavender hyssop and it survived the winter and is putting out new growth. I have limited sunny spaces for herbs so I won't be getting an anise hyssop. I did order a yellow rose "Mrs Oakley Fisher" for a large container. It will be my Jubilee plant for this year and to commentate being chosen Feb FGOTM. Will have to make a special label for it. I like making plant labels.

For new plants I make labels with how much water they need. M - moist; D - dry; D+ needs a little more water. The letters are big enough so I don't need my glasses - makes watering a lot easier.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12619 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12619 Posts

Posted - Mar 11 2019 :  7:08:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
well rats!!!, still up to our eyeballs in snow, with 2-4" of snow due in tonight!
I did buy some non-GMO seeds.... by the 'Page's Seeds" company.. but most likely have to wait till late May to plant them..
Oh sigh,,, it's been a long Winter...

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ruthie218
True Blue Farmgirl

1188 Posts

Ruthie Ann
Indiana
USA
1188 Posts

Posted - May 04 2019 :  06:56:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Happy Jubilee ladies.
Today we are planting a herb garden outside the front door. We being my daughter and I will plant a herb garden for kitchen tea and medical. We will also be planting my mini pink rose bush .

Ruthie Ann



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ruthie218
True Blue Farmgirl

1188 Posts

Ruthie Ann
Indiana
USA
1188 Posts

Posted - May 04 2019 :  07:02:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Happy Jubilee ladies.
Today we are planting a herb garden outside the front door. We being my daughter and I will plant a herb garden for kitchen tea and medical. We will also be planting my mini pink rose bush .

Ruthie Ann



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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4471 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4471 Posts

Posted - May 04 2019 :  07:09:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ruthie you're enjoy having your herb garden close to the door. Rose pedals are good in teas too.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

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Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
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Posted - May 04 2019 :  5:46:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Happy jubilee to all! We've had frost every morning but today it is 73! Can't plant till frost goes away! I have had anise hyssop in my garden before. It smells wonderful!

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Krissel
True Blue Farmgirl

198 Posts

Vicki K
Sturbridge Mass
USA
198 Posts

Posted - May 04 2019 :  5:51:41 PM  Show Profile  Send Krissel a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Oh yum! I'm excited to see what everyone is planting and drinking! I am happy to say that I am also planting a herb garden and flowers in my side yard as soon as the swamp drains! In Massatuchett it is raining and cool! I did plant my cherry tomatoes in the house to get the starting of productive things! I also dug a drain ditch about 10 foot long to send water into the road from my side yard! I love flowers in salads and deserts! Teas of all kinds and snacking on fresh sprouts too!

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Krissel
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Vicki K
Sturbridge Mass
USA
198 Posts

Posted - May 06 2019 :  3:53:40 PM  Show Profile  Send Krissel a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Well I planted a bunch of seeds in containers on my kitchen table under the window! If I wait on the weather I will miss the season! So I started some flowers and tomatoes and okra. Hopefully it will transplant nicely in a couple of weeks!lol! Yay!

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12619 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12619 Posts

Posted - May 06 2019 :  6:58:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have seeds,,, and I am not afraid to sow them... lol!
Now to just have a nice sunny day to get outside and plant them...
I am going to have to buy a new chocolate mint plant, mine didn't make it, neither did my Sage.. all ok, I don't mind having an excuse to go plant shopping! heeheehe!

How is the Hyssop coming along?

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4471 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4471 Posts

Posted - May 07 2019 :  04:35:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for asking about hyssop, Grace. My lavender hyssop overwintered in raised bed and is coming back better than ever. Never did order the anise hyssop.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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BeckyT
Farmgirl at Heart

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Rebecca
873 Rebecca Drive Ms
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Posted - May 07 2019 :  06:09:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For Jubilee I've planted two Althea bushes. The flowers are lavender colorered and they will grow to become small trees about 10 to 12 feet high. The deer love the flowers so I bought deer repellent. Sure hope it works.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
4471 Posts

Posted - May 07 2019 :  06:17:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rebecca, Althea bushes are so pretty. My neighbor across the street has several in her backyard and I enjoy them when in bloom. You'll have to let us know how they do.

I was a young woman before I ever heard it called an Althea bush. Before then I knew it as the Rose of Sharon - such a beautiful name.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.


Edited by - YellowRose on May 07 2019 06:25:39 AM
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Krissel
True Blue Farmgirl

198 Posts

Vicki K
Sturbridge Mass
USA
198 Posts

Posted - May 30 2019 :  2:15:11 PM  Show Profile  Send Krissel a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Anise hyssop - FineGardening
Anise hyssop from www.finegardening.com
A classic plant for both herb gardens and borders, anise hyssop is composed of erect branches of mint-and- licorice-scented, medium green leaves ending in fuzzy spikes of small lavender flowers. The plant grows to 3 to ...

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