Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Herbs in the Garden
Gardening in a hot climate I had great success with herbs and I discovered something - not only are they great in the kitchen and easy to grow but they can also be ornamental. Now that I'm in cool New England I'm not sure how they will over winter but I'm trying. I planted parsley as an edging plant (it's attractive, I've even grown curly parsley as a houseplant, and it's food for swallowtail caterpillars), two types of thyme and golden oregano in the narrow strip between the sidewalk and the road, bronze fennel (also good for swallowtail caterpillars, and what neat architectural structure!), and I've let my dill go to flower for the bees (and what happy bees they are with their full sacks of pollen). I hope you enjoy today's photo essay of herbs as perennials.