My Little Herb Garden ~ I love my little herb garden! At the beginning of the summer I received as a gift this lovely wooden basket filled with three different herbs including parsley, oregano and basil. Shortly before that I had also received an herb pot of thyme that I added to the basket.
The climate can be pretty dry and hot where I live and herbs tend to like it a little more humid. I also wanted to not only enjoy the herbs as outdoor summer plants but also to make use of the different fresh herbs whenever I could.
I placed my little herb garden in the wooden basket on a table located on the lower patio outdoors. It was now protected from the weather elements including heat, dryness, wind and the possibility of hail. I have to admit it made a really nice decorative accessory!
I also used the herbs all summer in all kinds of dishes whether the recipe called for it or not. I used these special herb scissors to snip thyme, basil, oregano and parsley on everything from vinaigrettes and marinades to sandwiches, salads, pizza, cooked vegetables and meats. They really added a splash of flavour each time!
What makes these scissors so special? If you look carefully you will see they have three sharp blades making it very functional and easy to snip the herb plants. They are absolutely awesome to use!
Plants Growing In My Little Herb Garden…
I photographed each of the herbs to add to my garden directory of all of the plants growing in my garden that I am developing.
When the whether starts to turn cold I’m going to move the basket inside and try to keep the plants going. I’m going to try growing them in the upstairs studio room that serves as the office, craft and sewing room. This thyme plants looks like it belongs in the room already.
That’s my little herb garden. Super easy and super delightful !
Here are other gorgeous plants I am growing …
My friend Dani grows the herb mint in her garden. She provides some fabulous tips for how to grow it and keep it under control in your garden. I had no idea it was such a vigorous growing plant! She grows mojito mint for her favourite beverage! Here is the link to her post: How To Grow Mint
Now it’s your turn. Do you grow fresh herbs? If so, what kinds? What foods and recipes do you use fresh herbs? What are your tricks for successfully growing herbs?
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