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By Aldo Panzieri
Basil is the heart and soul of Italian cooking. Every month or so I pick up a new plant at the market. I much prefer fresh basil, and these small plants come in a plastic pot that provides nourishment to the plant for at least three months. Long before that time expires, the plant has been harvested enough so that there is almost nothing left.

I've been photographing these plants for several weeks trying to get the image that makes me feel that it shows basil growing and thriving. This picture is the first shot that expresses what I was looking for.

Tags: Flowers and plants Basil

Voters: Jocelia, TanyaH, PhilT2 and 2 more

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Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
16 May 2014 9:52AM
I grow my own here in Oz together with an assortment
of other herbs. As you say fresh, the best, and tasty…..WinkWinkWinkWink

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PhilT2 Plus
8 443 29 England
16 May 2014 10:27AM
Composition and viewpoint is spot on. I fully agree that this shot achieves your intention. Like it very much
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
16 May 2014 1:06PM
The queen of herbs....give me some garlic and oil and I am a happy woman!
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
16 May 2014 7:02PM
A tasteful image (Sorry, couldn't resist!)

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