In the Garden


Herbal Basket

Given all the construction going on inside our home, our poor garden has been left to fend for itself this spring and quite frankly, all we have energy for is herbs.  Which  is actually great since they’re so versatile and easy to care for…  and they’re also good for you!  For instance, did you know that you can improve your memory by sniffing rosemary?

Romantic Rosemary

Or stay alert by chewing mint?

Marvelous Mint

How about curing anxiety by eating lavender?  (Or relax after a long day by bathing in it!)

Lovely Lavender

Basil has anti inflammatory enzymes that help with arthritis…

Beautiful Basil

and drinking sage tea can banish bloat before a big date!

Sensational Sage

We’re thinking all of these would make a great additions to our herb garden (and recipes) this summer.  Do you have a favorite?

Photos via Pinterest and The Cake Bar

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  • Reply The Enchanted Home June 5, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Wow…had no idea! I think I need A LOT of lavender, lol. I love herbs and its definitely on my to do list to plant a small herb garden!

  • Reply annie@mostlovelythings June 5, 2013 at 10:00 am

    With all the rain lately and a few days of heat my herbs are doing very well….I love that lavender!

  • Reply Leslie June 5, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Great post! informative. I use lavender and eucalyptus when in my treatment room at the office. It’s subtle enough to use in a medical environment and I think it helps my patients. I like the look of herbs on the kitchen counter. I’ve tried growing them inside but it doesn’t work well. I don’t think I have the proper lighting. Wonderful post ladies!


  • Reply quintessence June 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Loved learning all those herbal tidbits! I love most herbs and you mentioned many of my favorites – but be careful when you plant mint – it tends to take over!

  • Reply stitchfork June 5, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Must add a planter of herbs! Altho over the years I have been given a rosemary tree 4-times and every single one persished! Maybe I forgot something….

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita June 6, 2013 at 11:48 am

    cilantro and basil for me! Although I don’t have any yet. So far, it’s all been about tomatoes!

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