Laurus nobilis

Laurus nobilis

Bay laurel is another culinary super-star, but also it is claimed to be an important herb for public safety…… “neither witch nor devil, thunder nor lightening, will hurt a man in the place where a bay-tree is. ” ( Nicholas Culpeper , Culpeer’s Complete Herbal, and English Physician 1826 ) Vancouver Island gardeners should remember that even with all these virtues, Bay is a tender perennial and should be protected during the coldest months of the winter.

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