The Herb Garden

PJ Jonas
herb gardening

I love herbs.

herb garden

I love to cook with them.

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I love to eat them fresh.

herbs in the garden

I love to smell them.

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I love to watch them bloom.

herb garden

I love to use them in herbal remedies.

herbs

I even love to use them in soap.

herbs

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.

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But most of them are planted outside my front door for easy access when I'm cooking.

herb gardens

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.

lilies in the 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.

chives in the herb garden

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!

PJ Jonas