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Arbor Gate's Picks
of the Month

Picks

Lavender

(Lavandula) In the Gulf Coast South, growing lavender is a challenge. This queenly herb, native to Mediterranean-like climates and soils, finds our clay soils, hot summer nights, and endless humidity inhospitable. By... Read More >

Salad Burnet (Poterium sanguisorba)

An evergreen perennial, easy-to-grow Salad Burnet (or simply Burnet) is a lovely mounding herb that is at its best in a Southern winter. A freezing rain will deposit jewel-like icy droplets on... Read More >

Caraway Thyme

(herba barona) Caraway thyme is a creeping, woody member of the thyme family -- a perennial often used as an ornamental ground cover and as a culinary herb. Numerous, thin, somewhat woody... Read More >

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Basil

Wonderful, heat loving annual. Available in flavors too numerous to list, it will produce throughout the summer and until the fall's cool days.

Ann Wheeler Log House Herb Farm
Thyme

This much loved classic herb comes in many varieties. Both culinary and ornamental, all it asks is for plenty of sun and good drainage. Visit the Arbor Gate to see this lovely... Read More >

Ann Wheeler Log House Herb Farm
Lemon Balm

Gardening in the shade is a great idea this time of year. And Lemon Balm will thrive in your darkest garden spot. This wonderful spreading evergreen, akin to mint, has many culinary... Read More >

Ann Wheeler Log House Herb Farm
Chives

Get the fall gardening season off to a good start even though it's still plenty hot. Chives planted now will put down plenty of roots so that you'll be able to harvest... Read More >

Ann Wheeler Log House Herb Farm
Parsley

Along with cilantro and dill, parsley is a cool-season annual in our climate. Plant the gorgeous triple-curled variety now to line bed and path edges, and put the Italian or flat-leaf variety... Read More >

Ann Wheeler Log House Herb Farm
Lavender

If you're dreaming of lavender blossoms, plant our recommended varieties now so they can become established through the cool season. You'll be rewarded by large bushes and lots of fragrance, not to... Read More >

Ann Wheeler Log House Herb Farm
Rosemary

Numerous upright rosemary varieties are available for planting now for their flavor and the trailing ones for their ornamental value. Planted during this cool season, their roots will be established sufficiently to... Read More >

Ann Wheeler Log House Herb Farm
Thyme

Flavorful thymes abound-French, Lemon, English, and all their many varieties. Since our summer heat takes its toll on these ground-huggers, plant this month. Deep roots stay cooler during the summer and will... Read More >

Ann Wheeler Log House Herb Farm
Sage

The various culinary sages-Purple, Golden Variegated, Tricolor, Dwarf Garden Sage and Ne'we Ya'ar, have virtually identical flavors, but if you plant Ne'we Ya'ar now you'll be rewarded with lovely pale blue flowers... Read More >

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