Cinnamon for the Garden


Cinnamon is a wonderful spice. It adds flavor to both savory and sweet dishes, was once used as a love potion, and was a perfume for the wealthy of Rome. But did you know that cinnamon is great for your garden?


There are two types of cinnamon. Ceylon is a buff-colored cinnamon and is mildly sweet. Cassia is the cinnamon sold as “cinnamon” in many countries, including the United States. It is brown in color. Both are harvested from the inner bark of a tropical evergreen tree. Cinnamon oil comes from the pods of the cinnamon tree and is used both as a flavoring and medicinally.
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