Herbs have become an important component of most of my planting designs. Not only are they beautiful and tough, but their essential oils help protect whatever is planted near them from grazers. Most herbs can take our summer heat and many Mediterranean herbs, like Rosemary, survive our winters to grow larger and more beautiful year to year.
Some herbs support butterfly larvae, all of them support pollinators in their season, and most can also be used fresh or dry in cooking. Some herbs, like Basil, are personal favorites to use in cut arrangements, too.
Here is a collection of posts made to Forest Garden over the past few years. May you find some fresh inspiration and ideas.
Growing Herbs for the Beauty of It
Growing Herbs (Fabulous Friday)
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (updated 2021)
Our Forest Garden (Six on Saturday)
Silver Highlights (Six on Saturday)
In a Vase on Monday: Good Enough to Eat
Flowers in Bloom (Six on Saturday)
Wildlife Wednesday: Eastern Black Swallowtail Cats
Wildlife Wednesday: A Feast for Butterflies
Wildlife Friendly Perennials (Six on Saturday)
Each Magical Moment (Fabulous Friday)
Fragrant Foliage (Six on Saturday)
Leaf IV: Satisfaction (scented Pelargoniums)
Blossom XXXII Apple Scented Pelargonium
Pineapple Sage in Bloom (Fabulous Friday)