This is for those that would like to have easy herbs to grow in their gardens, people for example that love gardening but don’t have a green thumb, or for those that simply would like a herb garden but don’t have time to steadily care for them.
Allium-Common chives- Mild onion flavor to both leaves and flowers. Lovely pink flowers. One of the most popular herbs. Cut leaves about 2cm from ground level. Height about 30 cm.
Allium-Garlic chives- Similar in habit to chives but both leaves and flowers are flatter and the flowers are white. Delicate flavor of garlic and onion.
Borage- The beautiful blue flowers are attractive to bees and can be used in salads and summer drinks. Leaves can also be used to have a cucumber flavor.
Feverfew- Pretty light green foliage and daisy-like flowers. Used medicinally for migraine cures,bitter leaves to taste,grows 50-60cm.
Hyssop- Small amount of leaves can be added to salads but its pride is the beautiful blue flowers on shrubby plant adored by bees.
Lavender-Lovely silvery-grey green foliage with purple-blue flowers,the lavender is a highly scented plant that no herb garden should be without. Its attracts butterflies and beneficial insects. The tall grown type can be grown for hedging or is suitable as individual plant.
Monarda-Bergamot- Lovely addition to any herbaceous border or herb garden. It is a long growing strong perennial that comes in colors ranging from pink to scarlet. Height 60 cm.
Rue- The most decorative plants for herb garden. Lovely blue-grey lacy foliage. Can be an irritant to sensitive skins.
Thyme- Very delicate low growing herb with lovely flavor used in a whole host of dishes. Pretty pink flowers attractive to bees.
Musk- Mallow -Finely cut,kidney-shaped,pale green leaves on erect stems with flowers with clusters at the top. The large, single, are usually rose pink although they can sometimes be white.one of the prettiest of wild plants that will certainly beautify any border. Flowers July-Sept. height 1-2 1/2 feet.
All of the herbs mentioned are perennials for growing information visit:
More Gardening Articles By Mystify
Copyright © 2009 Tanya Wallace
Published in: Gardening