Herbs are an important addition to the fruits and vegetables that we grow in our gardens. However, they do not have to be just plain old green plants. Most flowering herbs can more than hold their own when put up against any flower garden.
They have beautiful foliage and bright blooms. The herbs give you a double bonus by not only looking beautiful, but also being practical as well because they can be used for your crafts or cooking needs
Having a border made of flowering herbs is a great compromise for those that have limited space because the plants serve double duty as a perennial border as well as an herb garden.
There are many easy to plant beautiful herbs that you can use for foliage and flowers.
Most of them bloom with colors ranging from silver, pink, lavender, and bronze, as well as white and yellow.
One of the first perennial herbs that you can use is anise hyssop.
This perennial will grow bushy clumps, having stems that branch upright and are topped with lavender blue flowers.
These flowers will bloom somewhere between mid to late summer.
The flowers are very attractive to beneficial insects and pollinating bees, which in turn will benefit your entire garden.
Both the flowers and leaves of this plant are very fragrant when they are dried or fresh and are great to use for a potpourri mix.
Bee balm is another great flowering herb. This usually blooms in the summer with red flowers, however, some may also come with purple, pink, or white blooms. This herb will also spread on its own.
A delicate looking but very sturdy and easy to grow plant is feverfew.
This herb will bloom from early in the summer to early fall.
The flowers are white pedaled with yellow centers and look like mini daisies. These plants will grow up to 2 feet tall
The very distinctive fragrance and look of lavender is also a great addition to your garden.
The tall spikes of purple blue flowers sitting on very slender stalks over narrow leaves that have a silvery color give lavender a distinctive look.
It will bloom around midsummer and makes a great border. The only consideration for lavender is to be sure it has very good drainage.
Meadowsweet is a great perennial herb that blooms with white clusters of flowers during mid to late summer.
Dark green large leaves will grow in clumps and spread by creeping. You will need to divide these plants around every 2 to 3 years to help control their spreading.
The purple coneflower otherwise known as echinacea, will produce sturdy stems in clumps that are topped with large daisy like rosy pink flowers that contain raised centers that are brown and orange in color.
Using flowering herbs in your garden as a border, or just in general, can make a great addition to the look of your garden as well as providing great herbs for your cooking and craft needs.
You will soon discover that gardening is one of the most wonder filled and satisfying hobbies that you can ever undertake!
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