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The Herb Garden
I love herbs.
I love to cook with them.
I love to eat them fresh.
I love to smell them.
I love to watch them bloom.
I love to use them in herbal remedies.
I even love to use them in soap.
When it came time to determine where to plant my herbs at the new house, it was a fairly easy decision. Some of them are duplicated in my dream garden so we have a larger harvest.
But most of them are planted outside my front door for easy access when I'm cooking.
I do share my herb garden with some of Emery's flowers. It works well because it allows Emery room to plant his flowers and keeps him from complaining about weeding the herb garden.
We just established this new garden, so it's still in the beginning stages. Right now it contains mostly perennials: oregano, thyme, lavender, rosemary, sage, chives, echinacea, and comfrey. There are also some annuals: curly parsley, italian parsley, and basil.
In the past we've had mints in the herb garden - peppermint, spearmint, and lemon balm. But I'm tired of containing them, so I haven't planted them yet. I do miss having fresh mint, so I'm going to have to figure out a location for it.
If you've never done much cooking with fresh herbs, you'll be amazed at the difference. Most herbs are very easy to grow and worth some space in your garden. Let me know if you fall in love with them as I have!