Putting Together Your First Dedicated Herb Garden
Herbs may not be the most beautiful plants around. In fact, some of them can get leggy (that's a polite term for scraggly), and have unimpressive little flowers that look cheerful but hardly photo worthy. Still, there's something magical about a dedicated herb garden. I hate to admit it, but I think it may have something to do with power. It's a powerful feeling, knowing you can run out to a central spot in your garden (say next to the back door) and harvest everything you need for a nice soup, stew or salad in less time than it takes to heat a cup of tea in the microwave.
It's also a pretty nice feeling come harvest time when you realize all that foliage is enough raw material to make herb wreaths, potpourris, herb blends, teas, remedies -- and still have enough left over for next year's seed.
If you're planning an herb garden this season, I've written a number of posts that can help. If I can figure out the CAD software I bought a few seasons ago, I may be compiling some herb layouts that can help, too. While your garden is still in the planning stages, take a look at these past posts for some timely tips:
Planning Your First Herb Garden
5 Herb Growing Quick Tips
10 Herbs for Your Spring Garden
Top 10 Most Overlooked Herbs
Photo by .Saintfevrier at el.wikipedia [CC-BY-3.0-gr (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/gr/deed.en)], from Wikimedia Commons http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/Collecting_pot_herbs.jpg