Get Over Your Tax Troubles and Plant Some Herbs
Some Simple Herb Suggestions for Tax Day
A pot or plot of greens will bring spring and summer to life for you -- really. Try a parsley plant. Who couldn't use some parsley? At the very least, it's nature's breath freshener.
For color, add lavender. It's a natural moth repellent that'll make your closets and drawers smell wonderful.
Or choose a moth repellent you can eat and make into a Christmas wreath this fall -- rosemary (just start with a large plant if you want a bountiful harvest for crafts).
If you're into big weekend breakfasts, a little batch of chives makes a nice, mild oniony garnish -- and you know fresh chives are just the right touch on a baked potato.
Herbs are useful, fun and frequently edible. Make your garden work for you by adding herbs to your landscaping repertoire. Did we say they can save you money on expensive packaged herbs? These days, every penny counts.
Oh, and if you're suffering sticker shock in your grocery store's produce department, try growing a few veggies this year too. Take a look at the new grow bags that will allow you to grow tomatoes, squash and even potatoes on almost any surface. You can also cultivate veggies and herbs in raised garden beds using prefab kits (so easy) and even bales of straw. Get gardening -- and think of your landscape as an edible wonderland -- plant for harvest. It's a green thing to do.
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