Herbs by Wikkipedia
Everything about herbs including their vibrant green color is uplifting. Just looking at them makes me want to get outside and start planting. March 20th was the official beginning of Spring and as if someone turned on the sunshine, all the early Spring flowers popped out of their winter holes. This signals the start of the growing season and one of the first plants to arrive at nurseries far and wide are herbs. The earliest of all is rosemary. I picked up a few plants this weekend just to get an early start. You have to buy the herbs as they come into the market or you risk the chance of missing out. This has happened to me more then once with fennel, one of the most delicate of garden herbs.
Rosemary is a mighty herb indeed. It’s many uses range from a cooking accent to a road side hedge, climate permitting. This sun-loving herb is a favorite in summer gardens everywhere.
Fennel is a delicate beauty that must be sought after early in the season. This is one herb that disappears from nursery shelves as quick as it appears. This licorice flavored herb is great partnered with fish or used as an after dinner cleanse.
It’s time for some thyme! Used as a flavorful accent in lemonade or a garnish for chicken this useful herb can not be replaced with another. The smell is heavenly.
Viva Italia! Oregano is a main spice for red sauces. Having this herb on hand in the garden is a pasta lovers dream. Planting herbs near a kitchen door or in a window box insures quick access to these flavorful additions. Make sure to include these and other favorites. there is nothing quite like fresh herbs.
The wonder of garden herbs