An Herb Garden Plan

Herbs are for more than cooking. Incorporate these versatile plants to help add spice to your landscape in this multi-season garden.
Herb Garden Plan

Herb Garden Plan

These versatile herbs will add beauty and usefulness to your home garden.

Photo by: Planting plan by Susan L. Hamilton. Artwork by William Shealy

Planting plan by Susan L. Hamilton. Artwork by William Shealy

These versatile herbs will add beauty and usefulness to your home garden.

Lush garden herbs combined with other plants for visual interest allow your garden to provide the usefulness of edibles for cooking and crafts, while offering plenty of pleasing qualities for the eye.

1. Vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanioides
2. Dwarf Mexican sage (Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara') 
3. Curly parsley (Petroselinum crispum
4. Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus), a lavender variety 
5. Purple basil (Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Osmin') 
6. Anise sage (Salvia guaranitica
7. Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea
8. Golden oregano (Origanum vulgare 'Aureum') 
9. Thread-leaf tickseed (Coreopsis 'Moonbeam') 
10. Purple parsnip (Angelica gigas
11. Purple sage (Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens') 
12. Bee balm (Monarda didyma 'Cerise Queen' or 'Blue Stocking') 
13. Dwarf Joe-pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum 'Galaxy') 
14. Purple basil (Ocimum basilicum 'Red Rubin') 
15. Goldenrod (Solidago 'Fireworks') 
16. Variegated lemon balm (Melissa officinalis 'Aurea') 
17. English thyme (Thymus vulgaris
18. Hardy rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Arp') 
19. Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus
20. Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus
21. Tricolored sage (Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor') 
22. Korean mint, Mexican mint (Agastache urticifolia 'Honey Bee Blue') 
23. Toothache plant (Spilanthes oleracea)

See how your herb garden will look, season to season:

Herb Garden in Spring

Herb Garden in Spring

Spring colors explode in the herb garden.

Photo by: Planting plan by Susan L. Hamilton. Artwork by William Shealy

Planting plan by Susan L. Hamilton. Artwork by William Shealy

Spring colors explode in the herb garden.

Southwest Summer Garden Plan

Southwest Summer Garden Plan

A vibrant summer herb garden.

Photo by: Planting plan by Susan L. Hamilton. Artwork by William Shealy

Planting plan by Susan L. Hamilton. Artwork by William Shealy

A vibrant summer herb garden.

Southwest Fall Garden Plan

Southwest Fall Garden Plan

Your herb garden at the height of fall.

Photo by: Planting plan by Susan L. Hamilton. Artwork by William Shealy

Planting plan by Susan L. Hamilton. Artwork by William Shealy

Your herb garden at the height of fall.

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