|Herbs planted and mulched|
Curry Leaf , Murraya koenigii, is a member of the Rutaceae family with about 1800 species. Citrus and Boronia belong to this family, which is notable for aromatic glands on the leaves. The leaves are used almost daily in Malaysian cooking, and commonly in other asian cuisines. A handful of leaves stir-fried in oil, butter or ghee with ginger and garlic transforms any dish. This plant is a small tree to 5 metres and has droopy ferny leaves.
|Curry Leaf in flower|
|Boronia fraseri flower, another member of the Rutaceae family|
|This is Murraya paniculata, used as a hedge and common in gardens here in the Hunter|
Curry Plant (Helichrysum italicum) belongs to the Asteraceae family, which is also called the Compositeae. The family of Asteraceae/Compositeae are the daisy-type plants with a dazzling range of over 22000 species including globe artichokes, sunflowers and lettuce. Curry Plant only grows to about 50cms.
Chris planted a nice range of herbs with the help of Annie's grand-daughter.