While shopping for white iceberg rose trees at Armstrong Nursery a few weeks ago, I discovered Savours, also known as Greek Basil trees.
Have you heard of, or seen, them?
I am in love with mine. In love.
Their bright and beautiful small, tender leaves are a fragrant lemony basil scent . . . and the tree is shaped into a lush ball atop a slender trunk.
It's not only beautiful to look at, but it smells amazing, too!
I put one on the table behind the sofa in our family room . . . close to where I sit and watch TV. Oh my goodness, talk about a heavenly scent. My mind runs wild with thoughts of all the amazing light Summer pasta dishes that I plan on making and dressing up with these small, tender, fragrant leaves.
I added to them my Yellow Squash and Parmesan Frittata with garden tomatoes and fresh herbs earlier in the week . . . and they added the perfect finishing touch to this dish.
The Savour website describes them beautifully . . .
Savour looks like a little tree—a tasty topiary that is green and bountiful all year long.
Unlike ordinary basils, Savour never stops flourishing,
so you can grow it in the garden or on the patio in the summer,
and move it inside to the windowsill in winter.
. . . . . . .
A Greek-type, gourmet basil, Savour's hardiness and unique shape
are due to grafting great culinary basil onto the root system of a wild variety.
Rich and robust, Savour will fill your kitchen with mouth-watering smells
and your dishes with abundant flavor.
I love unique garden treasures like this one.
I hope you're lucky enough to find a Greek basil tree at a nursery near you, and treat yourself to one.
Do you have a new or favorite garden treasure?
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