Making an Herb Path Through a Wildflower Meadow
Many herbs withstand the odd footstep and thrive in the warmth reflected from pavers. Plant creeping thymes for the best effect; they will soon blur the sharp edges of the paving.
- Excerpted from Simple Steps: Herbs
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Set out your herbs in their final planting positions and then scrape the gravel away from the fabric surface. Cut an "X" in the fabric, so the edges can then be tucked back or re-positioned to cover part of the rootball.
Dig a hole just deep enough to leave the top of the rootball level with the gravel and pavers. Carefully tease out any congested roots, plant, firm gently, and finish off with a final layer of gravel. Water regularly.
Excerpted from Simple Steps: Herbs
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There's hardly an herb that master gardener Paul James hasn't met and liked, but even he sometimes gets dazzled at the choices.
Make it easy to snip a handful of fresh herbs while you're cooking keep this fragrant herb garden on the deck or patio.
Have some extra space in your yard or garden? Plant a fresh and simple herb garden only steps away from the kitchen.