The fresh fragrance of a spark of coriander over soup, the sturdy, earthy flavor of leaves in curry, and the exhilarating taste of just-picked mint in your tea are just a few of the reasons it’s easy to fall in love with cooking with herbs picked from your garden.
Flavoring your food with raw herbs from your kitchen garden can beat using prepackaged dry herbs every day of the week. Also, there is something satisfying, straightforward, and organic about snipping off just what you need from your kitchen garden instead of having to fork out a few bucks per bunch at the supermarket store.
Herb gardening is taken forward by both the apartment living urban dweller with room enough only for a windowsill planter to the rural gardener who has both the land and time for more ambitious aims.
There are numerous options we are going to see if you are up to the task of devoting time, patience, and some mind to maintaining a bigger herb garden design in your own backyard.
For instance, the conventional garden, which has its roots in ancient design and classic background, first arose to mainstream practice as the embodiment of our supremacy over nature by sculpting and bending horticulture into technically balanced designs.
Your conventional garden concept should be a properly planned and well-balanced thought-out plan with herbs intermixed among flowers, shrubs, and small trees. Typically a garden will be the focus viewed from larger windows of the home. The herb garden that you are aiming for contributes to the look of the garden but technically serves an entirely different function.
Decorative sculptures and/or paving add additional splendor to the use of your herb garden design. Some of the most popular examples of these kinds of gardens can be found in Indian gardens, where they were historically cultivated.
Varying heights of hedges is one of the important features in a garden. However, it must be adjusted proportionately with attention to angles that add a variety of shapes such as ellipses, ovals, squares and other fancy non-traditional shapes.
One more great herb garden design is my favorite, the color-themed garden. This is a modern way to present your garden with an explosion of contrasting colors. Some artistic gardens focus only on single shades, while others are a rebellious blend of vivid colors.
Ground retreat herbs are perfect for use in themed gardens as well. These low-growing plants present texture to the landscape and fills in gaps or difficult to plant areas that need more volume and color. And for those singular spots such as in-between flagstone, stone steps, or at the base of trees, ground herbs fit the gaps.
Some of the most suitable choices of flowering herbs are the soapwort, common lady’s mantle, creeping golden marjoram, roman chamomile, Aztec sweet herb, lavender, and bee balm.
Do not overthink your color-themed herb garden. Keep in mind that some of the most beautiful concepts are those that rely on random groupings of color.
Your last thought is planting herbs as safeguard plants. These are herbs planted in vegetable and flower gardens where each plant profits from the presence of the other.
Case in point, garlic prevents a type of garden pests and helps with the flowering of other required plants. Basil attracts bees which in turn cross-fertilize tomatoes. Chives which are normally grown in a border area to help black arrest spots, which is a very popular disease that attacks roses in particular.
Many herbs such as coriander, yarrow, rosemary, and dill provide a welcoming area for valuable insects, both predatory and parasitic, that aid in keeping others of the pest population in check.
Herb garden designs are only restricted by your imagination. If you can understand it and it fits your space and needs, there are no restrictions. Sometimes experimentation is all that is required to create an herb garden worth investing time in.