With autumn little more than a month away, now is the perfect time to prepare your gardening strategies by going through the 2018 gardening trends and we even have some herb suggestions for you right here that will make your garden look and smell fabulous.
This perennial tree is more of a shrub really, but it can grow as big as a tree if you let it. The violet chaste berries give the shrubs a beautiful appearance and a musky-peppery aroma floats in the air around them.
Do not pick the berries until they turn dry and brown. Storing them in alcohol (95%) is a great way to make an herbal tincture that is well-known for boosting female fertility, but you can just keep the berries in a normal airtight container as well!
This biennial herb either produces moss-curled leaves or flat leaves, both of which are useful. The flat-leaf is used in cooking to add flavor, while the moss-curls are perfect for garnishing dishes.
Although most people plant the slow-growing seeds in spring, it is a known fact to experienced gardeners that parsley seeds planted in the fall produce much better results and produce more leaves.
Mint is one of the more well-known herbs; it adds beauty, fragrance, and functionality to your herb collection. The purple-pink or white flowers will always have that typical minty scent to them that will remind you of mint tea and peppermint, but depending on the particular species, the plant may look different.
Aside from its obvious use in flavoring, mint leaves are an essential ingredient for making herbal medicine.
The smell of lavender is synonymous with calmness and relaxation. Lavender oil is also one of the most popular essential oils in the market right now.
The violet flowers look beautiful, whether grown in a small amount or in large patches and they attract honeybees and butterflies to the garden. There is just everything right with this herb and it even grows in mildly cold temperatures.
There are religious applications of the old world herb all around the globe, but even if you are not particularly religious, the pale green leaves of sage can also be utilized or sold for creating herbal medicines used to treat diseases and disorders of the digestive system and the nervous system.
In case you are not keen on herbal medicines either, know that just having the plant in your garden will deter a lot of pests, while attracting beneficial creatures like honeybees and hummingbirds.
The final name on this list is that of Rosemary; an herb that smells like pine and is pretty much the first name which comes to mind when someone puts the terms “fall” and “herb” in one sentence.
Aside from the fragrance and medicinal properties, this herb is particularly suitable to flavor meat-heavy dishes like stews and roasts.
This isn’t the most inclusive list of course, because there’s also oregano, thyme, and coriander that we did not mention. Feel free to choose the ones that appeal to you the most, or simply try to grow a species you have not attempted to grow yet.
Hello, I’m Laura Bennett. I love nature especially when it comes to flowers and different kinds of plants. I started a very small garden behind my house and I named it Humid Garden. So, I created this blog to provide aspiring and inspiring thoughts about gardening for gardeners and anyone who has the intention of keeping a garden.
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