|Catmint Leafing Out in Spring, © B. Radisavljevic|
|Catmint in First Week of July, © B. Radisavljevic|
Once the plant begins to leaf out, it grows fast again. This photo was taken a month later in the first week of July. If you look carefully, you will see the buds for the flowers to come beginning to form.
By the end of July the flower spikes have formed and you see the small blue or lavender flowers appear. The color of this plant's flowers is lighter than in some other catmint plants, but you can see the faint lavender tinge. It may be that soil conditions are preventing the color from being deeper. It is very dry here and I've not added much to the the soil in the pot in a couple of years.
|Logan Eating Catmint, © B. Radisavljevic|
In the photo below, Logan has finished a leaf or two and is definitely under the influence. He will recover and wander home in a few minutes. He will return again. If I'm not here, he knows how to help himself.
|Logan Drunk on Catmint, © B. Radisavljevic|