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Apple mint in the understory

Posted by Nathaniel Bouman 
Apple mint in the understory
September 07, 2014 05:52AM
Today, while walking through a neighbor's hobby orchard of mature, semi-standard trees I noticed several trunks ringed with apple mint--otherwise known as wooly mint. There was a lot of moist, dark soil exposed between the mint plants and very little grass. The blooms were buzzing with bees. It was enough to make me wonder if I should try planting some apple mint around my trees. I've shied away from all mint species because of it's invasiveness, but perhaps some aggression isn't so bad.
Has anyone had any experience using this herb in the understory?

Nat Bouman
Growing cider varieties in Zone 5b
On B.118 at 18X24
Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
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