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Designing Herb Garden

Posted on: July 1, 2011

Are you planning to design an herb garden? Great idea indeed!!!! An herb garden is a wonderful and magical place which is filled with those plants which not only add to beauty of your garden but also it provides you with useful herbs which can be used for different purposes. If you are looking for some general tips to design an herb garden then this post is going to prove very helpful for you as I have gathered some basic tips to for designing an herb garden:

  • Location, Location, Location. Yes!! When it comes to design a specific garden, the first thing which you should select is a suitable location.  You are required assessing your site to know how much sunlight it receives. Most of herbs especially cookery herbs require ample sunlight for 10 hours a day for their growth while some other varieties of herbs may require less light to thrive.
  • Next, consider the purpose for which you are designing an herb garden. For example, you may want to grow only cooking herbs or you may want a remedial garden which can provide you with safe remedies for different diseases or you may want a simple fragrant and refreshing garden. The choice is entirely yours.
  • You will also require acquiring complete information on which herbs grow best in your climate. For this purpose, you can visit parks and nurseries which have herb gardens. While visiting these places, notice what plants and herbs attract you the most and then collect complete information about those herbs and plants.
  • Start growing herbs in containers even if you have sufficient place for planting them because containers look attractive and it is easy to move them. If you are growing herbs that are tender to your climate then you can shift them indoors during winter. If you are living in hot climates then you can also move your potted plants to shady areas during summer.
  • Don’t forget to enclose your herb garden with a fence or a wall. It will not only capture fragrance of herbs but also this process will give you more privacy.
  • Add a water feature to your herb garden. You may do this by adding a fountain or birdbath. Birdbaths and fountains add beauty to your garden and at the same time they will attract birds and butterflies to your garden. Moreover the moisture provided by these water features in air will intensify fragrance of herbs.

That was all about designing an herb garden. These tips are really useful and I hope that you will also find them the same.

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