Arbor Gate's Picks
of the Month

Picks

Hill Hardy Rosemary

Herb Picks featured for 2022 are especially associated with Madalene Hill, who either discovered the specific herb and introduced it into the marketplace or because it has been named in her honor. ... Read More >

Habak Mint

Herb Picks featured for 2022 are especially associated with Madalene Hill, who either discovered the specific herb and introduced it into the marketplace or because it has been named in her honor. ... Read More >

Doublemint ‘Madalene Hill’

Herb Picks featured for 2022 are especially associated with Madalene Hill, who either discovered the specific herb and introduced it into the marketplace or because it has been named in her honor.  ... Read More >

Bell Pepper Basil

A beautiful and most unusual shade-loving basil with the distinctive scent and flavor of bell pepper.  This basil apparently originated in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Although Madalene had an example of ... Read More >

Arp Rosemary

A favorite upright rosemary of excellent flavor and cold-hardiness. It was discovered by Madalene Hill many years ago in an Arp, Texas, garden. This is a must-have for cooks. It is easy ... Read More >

Parsley

The parsleys, curled and flat-leaf alike, make themselves at home in our gardens every year about this time, if not a couple of months earlier.  They are cool-season champions, rewarding the gardener ... Read More >

Dill

No culinary herb is more redolent of the home vegetable garden than dill.  Its feathery appearance and unique aroma and flavor remind one of pickle-making days in our grandmothers’ kitchens. Yet in ... Read More >

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 ... Read More >

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 ... Read More >

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, ... Read More >

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 ... Read More >

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 ... Read More >