Cilantro

Cilantro

An herb garden favorite in our area, cilantro is also a familiar and much-used culinary herb in many cultures throughout the world.  For a long period of leaf-production, cilantro should be planted in the cool season in our area.  As a member of the parsley family, it...
Bay (laurus nobilis)

Bay (laurus nobilis)

Bay was designated by the Herb Society of America as 2009 Herb of the Year.  The familiar and important cultivar laurus nobilis, often called Sweet Bay, is the member of the bay family with which most of us are acquainted.   A native of the Mediterranean area, bay is...
Salad Burnet

Salad Burnet

Salad Burnet is an intriguing herb, since in spite of its name, it has far more visual than culinary interest.  An evergreen, flowering plant that well deserves a place in the garden, it is quite cold-hardy.  A freeze following winter rain can result in stunningly...
Agastache (a. foeniculum)

Agastache (a. foeniculum)

There are actually 30 species of aromatic perennials in this genus, which is found widely scattered throughout the world.  Its representatives are an especially rich source of nectar, so it can be counted upon to attract bees to the garden during its long flowering...
The Mints

The Mints

One of the largest of the herbal families, mints belong in every garden — though their rampant growth habit recommends planting on the back forty or confining them in containers. When confronted with the occasional difficulty in growing mint, I recommend a...