The Herb Garden

For as long as I can remember I have dreamt of having a large herb garden with lots of variations and a specific area to prepare and dry them. I might not have the latter yet, but my garden is starting to grow.

I started small with the idea of working my way up to that dream garden. This way I could learn more about herbs and not overwhelm myself. I started with

  • Thyme
  • Chamomile, German
  • Oregano
  • Sage
  • Lavender
  • Feverfew
  • Echinacea

Now that I’m feeling very comfortable with those and after expanding my herbalism knowledge, I have a better idea of what plants I’d like to include in my garden. Here is the list so far.

  • Aloe
  • Aniseed
  • Bonest
  • Catnip
  • Chamomile
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Coltsfoot
  • Comfrey
  • Dandelion
  • Echinacea
  • Elderberry
  • Feverfew
  • Flaxseed
  • Garlic
  • Geranium
  • Ginger
  • Golden Rod
  • Jasmine
  • Lavender
  • Licorice
  • Marshmallow
  • Mullein
  • Oregano
  • Passion Flower
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Skullcap
  • Thyme
  • Valerian
  • White Horehound
  • Yarrow

I suspect that this list will continue to grow as the plants themselves grow. I’m sure some will be removed from the list all together as I add the “how to grow” onto the plant profiles. After all, what’s the point of planting an herb that requires more maintenance than I can give it?

Once I determine what I want to plant, I can start working on my garden space. I started a small flower garden opposite my vegetable garden a few years ago. I’m going to expand this space, put up a fence and lay down some sort of pathway so grass won’t be an issue. Some of my herbs will go into pots while others directly into the ground.

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