Garden herbs look, smell and taste absolutely wonderful. They can add tremendous depth and flavor to any dish you cook up in the kitchen. Perennial herbs are such a wonderful addition to your garden-the plants grow larger year after year, and will make every single meal better. Most herbs also serve as pollinator attractants when they flower and add both beauty and ecological importance to your garden.
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New for 2020: Garlic Chives, Wild Marjoram, Korean Mint
Lavender flowers have a soothing aroma. Leaves and flowers are both edible. Said to repel insects and calm the mind. Use fresh or dried
Garlic Chives/ Chinese Leeks
Fedco says: “Grows like chives, 1' tall, but has flat strap-like leaves that taste like garlic and can be used as a garlic substitute in salads and sautéed vegetables. White flowers are edible, long-lasting in bouquets and good in dried arrangements.”
Light, sweet flavor for teas and cooking. Use leaves fresh or dried. Blooms in shades of pink and purple July-October. Attracts beneficial pollinators and insects.
Large mint-anise flavored leaves used in Korean cuisine. Strong, compact plants with beautiful purple spikes smell wonderful and attract pollinators.
Common mint used in teas and mojitos. Grow it in containers or far away from your vegetable plot so that it doesn’t invade.
Fedco says “The true culinary herb for Greek and Italian cooking. Low-growing perennial with fragrant dull green and purple leaves and white flowers.”
The needle-like savory leaves of rosemary are strong and are often used in meat dishes. Rosemary clippings are said to repel slugs. Rosemary will overwinter if protected by fabric/plastic or moved to a cool basement window.
Dusty green soft leaves add a texture component to your perennial garden. Sage survives surprisingly well through the winter. We use the leaves all winter long to make a butter sage pasta sauce, to flavor soups and beef dishes. Lovely purple flower spikes, great for pollinators.
This thyme variety can grow up to 12” tall and spreads out in mats. It is excellent for flavoring soups, meat dishes and gravies. Produces many lavender flower spikes that attract pollinators. May be grown in the ground or in containers.