Diversifying your herb garden is for gardeners who have some experience growing stuff in their garden. It could be anything from fruits and vegetables to massive trees. Often we talk about recycling the crops, the same concept holds in the herb garden also.
For a bee producer, it helps to grow a flower garden, in same way a vegetable garden can be best supplemented by an herb garden. Imagine getting all the fresh produce from your own garden, it would be awesome. Whatever the quality and freshness of herbs and vegetables you get from market and grocery stores, it can never beat the ones that are freshly plucked from your own kitchen garden.
Diversify and enhance your herb garden to include culinary, medicinal, fragrant, rare and tropical herbs.
This beautiful flowering herb is also famously called as Roselle or “Hibiscus sabdariffa”. A perennial herb that grows in full sun and moist but well drained soil gives full red blooms with fleshy sepals. Butterflies and bees love hibiscus, you can also see birds fluttering around the plant. It is mainly used in tea with ginger where it imparts delicious tart flower. The brilliant red colour flowers are hard to ignore. The crimson flower also finds itself in iced tea and lemonades during summer, it is awesome for refreshing and cooling effect. The herb does not like frost and particularly dislikes being transplanted. Keep ample space for it to grow fully.
The botanical name for this garden herb is “Hyssopus officinalis”, it belongs to mint family. This herb is also mentioned in folklores and widely used a medicinal herb. The plant gives a unique sweet and warm aroma. It is very popular and especially cultivated in gardens for the fragrance. It is a beautiful and hardy, perennial herb with bright green leaves and royal blue and purple blooms. It is an excellent expectorant and an herb that treats respiratory ailment. Its oil is used extensively for the delicious aroma. A must for any herb garden, you will love the Hyssop plant.
Licorice or Liquorice is a perennial herb which belongs to “Glycyrrhiza glabra” species and Fabaceae family. It is a rare herb and has a powerful flavor, you will love this herb if you want a fragrant herb garden. It does not grow too tall but is quite impressive with its delicate bushy foliage and white, lavender color blooms. This herb protects and heals the liver, the anti-inflammatory properties helps it treat hepatitis-prone liver inflammation.