This is another one of my favorite plants, Coyote Mint. I have two kinds in my yard, the regular and the willowly, and I love them both. They like the sun and are pretty drought tolerant and the bees and the butterflies adore them. Their little pincushion flowers always have company. But what I like best is the reaction on people’s faces when they see the flower and ask me what it is. I say Coyote Mint and all they hear is mint and they start to back away very fast as though it might be contagious. But California Native mints are not invasive at all. They are a very well behaved plant and I have many of them in the front and the back yards.
soldiers quiver at your name
invade my yard, please
@copyright Susan Taylor Brown
April 23, 2009
Susan, I just wanted to say again how much I’m enjoying both reading your haiku and sharing your process. An added bonus has been discovering all sorts of lovely plants I hadn’t heard of.
Live Journal tricks me every time. The comment above was another Susan, the Book Chook!
Thanks, Susan! Don’t you have an openid? If so, it should work here.
Love this haiku.
I also love mint, and in our yard its the pesky invasive kind. But I grow it anyway, marveling at its tenacity and embracing the annual give and take. (I take a smidgeon of what grows for tea–hot and iced–and some special dishes … and it gives me four times more than I need!)
Thanks for sharing …
I love the wild invasive kind too though I grow it in pots on the courtyard. :0
Oh, my doggie would gobble that down so FAST! 🙂
Oh dear, he’s a plant eater? Cassie tries a few of them but usually I can make her stop. The hardest is the pot pond because she thinks it’s her job to take all the plants out of the pond for me. Oy!
He eats everything. No exaggeration. The only thing he doesn’t seem to like is that fake vegetable-based “cheese”–I don’t blame him. I spit it out myself. 🙂
Reading Coyote Mint, a perfect way to start my debut day. Enjoy these Haiku each morning. Thanks Susan.
Thank you, Lee. Happy debuting!!!
There’s PG-13 poetry on my friends list today!
hehehe. I hadn’t thought it that way at first.
Art is in the eye of the beholder.
And my eye is in the gutter, apparently. 🙂
No problem. My mind goes there too. :0