Honey bees love borage! Flowers are edible for humans and taste like cucumber. It provides high quality, nutritious BLUE pollen. The nutritional benefits of this pollen may help honey bees fight disease. Self seeding annual needing well drained soil.  Borage via Organic Magazine: The 11 Best Plants for Beneficial Borders

Borage Herb: How To Grow Borage - The borage herb is an old fashioned plant that can get up to 2 feet or more. Growing borage provides the gardener with flavored leaves for tea and other beverages.

Borage Tea has been well-known since ancient time for their potency in alleviating depression and fatigue. Borage is known to have adaptogenic, demulcent, diuretic, expectorant and anti-inflammatory properties.

What's in Season: Borage

Freshly made Certified Organic Borage Tea has been well-known since ancient time for their potency in alleviating depression and fatigue. Borage is known to have adaptogenic, demulcent, diuretic, expectorant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Freeze beautiful blue borage flowers (which taste like cucumber) in an ice cube tray.  A fun way to chill lemonade, agua fresca, or iced tea!

Freeze beautiful blue borage flowers (which taste like cucumber) in an ice cube tray. A fun way to chill lemonade, agua fresca, or iced tea!

The blue-flowering herb borage (Borago officinalis) makes a lovely edible garden accent and contrasts nicely with rosy-hued succulents. | Photo: Flickr/commons.wikimedia.org | thisoldhouse.com

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Borage Herb: How To Grow Borage - The borage herb is an old fashioned plant that can get up to 2 feet or more. Growing borage provides the gardener with flavored leaves for tea and other beverages.

Blackberry Borage Fool Recipe  at Epicurious.com

Blackberry Borage Fool

Borage has some tasty flowers --- but more than that, it's one of the best companion plants there is.  Both Borage and Yarrow increase the vitality and production of all the plants around them.  Especially plant Borage in your strawberry beds -- the berries will thank you.  Watch out, though -- Borage self seeds.  So make sure you want your borage to be in that spot for a good long time!

Borage Seed - high nutritive value for bees - Heirloom Seeds: Sustainable Seed Company

Making mint and borage icecubes at Maddocks Farm Organics.

I got given some borage seeds for Christmas as part of a grow your own cocktails kit should start growing them so I can make these mint and borage icecubes from Maddocks Farm Organics.

Borage was apparently known and used by the Ancient Greeks and the Romans.  They believed that the herb was a source of courage and comfort. Borage was a well known herbal remedy.  In later times there are references to the flowers being embroidered into medieval tapestries .  The color of borage, that special deep blue, was symbolic of goodness and caring.  The strong blue flowers were thought to have protective powers, and were embroidered on the flags, or colors, used by knights in their…

Borage was apparently known and used by the Ancient Greeks and the Romans. They believed that the herb was a source of courage and comfort. Borage was a well known herbal remedy. In later times there are references to the flowers being embroidered into medieval tapestries . The color of borage, that special deep blue, was symbolic of goodness and caring. The strong blue flowers were thought to have protective powers, and were embroidered on the flags, or colors, used by knights in their…

Borage (Seed Savers Exchange)--(Borago officinalis) Beautiful blue star-shaped flowers hang in clusters. The leaves are covered with stiff white hairs that give the plant a wooly appearance. Bees love the abundant bright flowers, which are great for floating in cool drinks at summer parties. Plants grow 2-3' tall and self-sow readily. Annual.

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Borage - great for attracting bees, plant near tomatoes, strawberries, and squash for higher production

Chilled cucumber and horseradish gazpacho with Lymington crab salad and pickled white radish - one of the Flower Power recipes | Great British Chefs

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Chilled Cucumber + Horseradish Gazpacho with Lymington Crab Salad + Pickled White Radish

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