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Eva Peron bed

   This is the bed where we dug out the lonicera shrub.  I have never settled on a name for it until today.
I was watering the plants and used the water to clean off the retaining wall stone where we saw Eva Peron (the frog) sitting during that bad thunderstorm we had a while 
back.  I knew she might like for her stone to be clean if she needs it again during a thunderstorm.  And SUDDENLY I KNEW:  this should have been named the Eva Peron bed all along!  It is filling out nicely.  The seeds of the purple leaf herb-looking plant laid in the ground all these years and never germinated.
   We moved the lonicera, began watering it often, and Voila!  Up came the plants! They look like a purple basil, but have no basil fragrance.  The lady who gave me the seedlings, which I let go to seed for a volunteer performance the next year, said they were basil.  And I think I remember them smelling like basil originally.
   Look up Eva Peron on the internet and you will see who she is!  Do you remember the movie and song about her?  “Don’t cry for me Argentina….” is the song.  Maybe the movie title also.  Eva is pronounced like Ava, in Spanish.
 

The Eva Peron bed.

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