Basil, Tall and Leafy

Ladies and gentleman, fellow gardeners.

This trial plant of 'Everleaf Emerald Towers' Basil has been growing in an 8 inch clay pot on my patio all summer, reaching a height of over 27 inches, with no flowers.

Basil lovers everywhere. Let me repeat. No flowers.  All summer.

And no pinching to get that nice straight up growth.

And no downy mildew.

Update: And it tastes great too.

I am most assuredly going to grow this basil again next year when it is introduced to the market.

Please, oh please, I hope my local greenhouse grower grows some for me. I'm going to tell them to! I don't want to take any chances of not having this in my garden next year.
You know who else is going to grow this basil? My sister who doesn't really garden.

After listening to several episodes of The Gardenangelists podcast, she has decided that she should grow some basil, maybe even inside in her sunroom in the winter, and most definitely outside next year.

I'm going to get her some plants of 'Everleaf Emerald Towers' to grow.  They would look great in a larger pot, with other herbs planted around the base.


In other news, you might notice I added a background color to this blog and cleaned up the sidebar a bit.  And I added a new image of "The Mowing Lady" to direct readers to my new author website.  (Got to the home page of May Dreams Gardens to see the entire sidebar.)

We are still tweaking my author website a bit, but please feel free to check it out. On that site you'll find my complete bio, information on all my books, and updates on speaking gigs. There is also a blog over there, which will be more focused on my writing and speaking. 

I will not let the garden fairies post on the blog on my author website. Absolutely not. They can post here where they have already made themselves known. And I'll keep posting here, too, including for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day on the 15th of every month. Especially for bloom day!

We've come a long way from when I first started blogging. Back in those early days, everyone kept their identities a secret. No last names! No pictures! And now I have a whole website to tell everyone who I am, what I've written, and where to go hear me speak. 

Anyway, check it out, let me know what you think!


  1. Yes, things have changed on the internet. Nothing and no one is hidden anymore.
    That basil looks good. How does it taste?

  2. That is some impressive basil! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I have to try it out.

  3. It’s all looking so good! I like the basil too. Wait until you see my one sheet.


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