Wednesday, 2 June 2010

vitex agnus-castus've been thinking for a long time about what to put in the former goldfish pond.  I finally settled on vitex agnus-castus, or Texas Lilac.  In the long term I'm hoping it'll be a spreading, umbrella-shape shrub, shading that part of the garden in summer and losing its leaves to let in sunlight over winter.  But as you can see, it'll be a few years before it reaches that height!  You can't even see it from this photo. is a popular herbal supplement, but it's not easy to find the actual plant to grow.  The best I could find was a mail order over ebay, and although it was only $4, it's this little teeny baby.  Definitely a long-term investment but I can still imagine how lovely it'll look when it's full sized.