Today, herbs play an integral role in nearly every home garden. The favorite way of growing them continues to be in tidy little beds all their own, but more gardeners are liberating herbs from herb gardens and experimenting with them in all areas of the landscape. If you're interested in breaking your herbs out of confinement, give these techniques a try:
Lavender is a popularlandscaping herb.
- Mix herbs with flowers. Many herbs have such beautiful flowers that the uninitiated will never know they're actually herbs. Varieties with striking flowers include catmint, borage, bee balm, yarrow, pinks, lavender, purple coneflower, pot marigold, feverfew, and nasturtium. Many other herbs, such as parsley, have beautiful foliage that makes an excellent foil to flowers of all sorts. Try placing purple basil next to red or blue flowers. Complement white or blue blooms with the silver-gray leaves of Artemisia.
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