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We've included herbs in our flower gardening planner as well as for vegetable gardens because not only do they bloom, they add exciting texture as well as scent.

We like herbs because:

  • they bloom or have interesting texture
  • they are easy to grow (tolerant of drought and poor soils)
  • they are naturally pest-resistant
  • they are useful for cooking, teas, potpourri, dyes and medicinal purposes (they can be used fresh, or dried or frozen to use in the winter)
  • they smell wonderful!

The best way to grow herbs is from:

  • rooted cuttings.
  • seedlings purchased at a reliable garden center.

Most herbs prefer an open sunny spot; however, parsley, chives and mint will also grow well in shade.

Annual herbs include:

  • Basil
  • Summer savory
  • Dill
  • Anise
  • Fennel

Some favorite perennial herbs are:

  • Tarragon
  • Rosemary
  • Oregano
  • Chives
  • Caraway

 

Home Garden Tip: To use spreading herbs like chives, mint, horseradish and comfrey, plant them in individual pots that you sink into the ground so they don’t spread and take over your flower garden


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