bee balm


Definition of bee balm 

1 : any of several monardas especially : oswego tea

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Driving by the Fox home one afternoon weeks earlier, car windows open to the sound of screeching cicadas, Susannah noticed a red bee balm bush. Chicago Tribune,, "Algren Award runner-up: "Here Is Where the Taxi Driver Set His Wife on Fire" by GKS Waller," 2 June 2018 Create a pastel combination with lamb's ears (Stachys byzantina), verbenas, pink bee balms (Monarda), calamints (Calamintha), and cranesbills (Geranium) backed with ornamental grasses. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Gorgeous Medicinal Echinacea In Your Garden," 17 July 2017 For squash bugs, plant mint, chives, garlic, onion, tansy, radishes, nasturtiums, marigolds and bee balm near and among vines of winter and summer squash., "In vegetable gardens, good-neighbor planting makes all the difference," 29 Mar. 2018 Blue Steel' Zones 4-9 Summer-Late summer Salvia VIBE 'Ignition Purple' Zones 7-11 Spring through summer Also try planting some of the flowering herb varieties of rosemary, russian sage, or bee balm for a pop of purple or light blue. Jefferson County Cooperative Extension,, "Gardening Trends for 2018 (Garden Talk)," 6 Feb. 2018 And then there are the perennials: ferns, bee balm, coneflowers, hibiscus, black-eyed Susans. Shauna Steigerwald,, "Cool Home: Gardens and primitives in Georgetown," 13 Sep. 2017

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1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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