Mexican Oregano Bush (or, Rosemary Mint) (poliomintha longiflora)

By Mary Cennamo, Bexar County Master Gardener Mexican Oregano Bush has an interesting history in Texas. In the early 1930s, this dried herb was known as  Wild Mexican Sage and was found most frequently at the  state’s local Mexican markets. Sometime after the 1980s, it was no longer available at the markets but began to be sold in plant form …

Mystic Spires Salvia

By Tera Marshall, Bexar County Master Gardner I am passionate about feeding our pollinators and have developed, over the years, an extensive pollinator garden. There are so many great plants to feed our bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, but if I could only have one, it would be Mystic Spires Salvia. And Mystic Spires is a Texas Superstar, for good reason. …

Mexican Mint Marigold… an Herb for Your Fall Garden

I grow many of my herbs in containers, close to the kitchen, where I will have easy access for harvesting. A new favorite in this garden is the Mexican mint marigold (Tagetes lucida). But Mexican mint marigold is also a fabulous fall-blooming perennial for your landscape. Compact, bushy plants will get about 2 feet tall and wide. In late summer …