Shiso…A Taste Of Japan In My Backyard

by projectbuddy


While piddling around in the yard yesterday, I removed some weeds in a neglected section of my garden that had surrounded a “volunteer,” some Japanese shiso. It reminded me of a good friend who is flying to Japan today to study architecture there for part of the month.

This was about thirty feet from where I had first planted shiso last year, and so I am unsure how these three seeds made it there and then successfully germinated. The distance across my yard for such tiny seeds seems as far as from Tidewater Virginia to Japan…at least to me.

This photograph was taken July 2013. This is a post about the shiso that I planted last year when it was beginning to bloom.