Heliotropes are such a pleasure for the nose. I’ve had one around the house most years, even in wintertime. They’re really perennials after all, and can go on for season after season if you live far enough south.
Here in northern New Jersey we are definitely not far enough south, so long before the first frost, I go out and rescue my heliotropes. This particular plant has now given me some offspring. They arrived by the rather simple method of rooting in water. It turns out that heliotropes, just like basil, will root in water quite easily, and so my one heliotrope has turned into three heliotropes, and this gives me a feeling of accomplishment (an idiotic one, since the heliotropes managed the operation on their own). Continue reading