Back in the 8th century, the Emperor Charlemagne, who reportedly grew no less than 74 varieties of herbs, extolled them as the friends of physicians and the praise of cooks. Herbs are multi-talented plants. They’re fragrant, they make food taste great, and they have amazing medicinal qualities.
Whether you use them in the kitchen or in your bath, life is just better with herbs.
So what’s the proper pronunciation? Is the “H” silent or not? While Brits pronounce the “H”, most people in the United States do not. I figure it this way — say it herbs or erbs, whichever way you wish. People are going to know what you’re talking about!
If you’re planning on adding them to your garden or your patio planter, you won’t be disappointed. Watch here for a list of ones we typically carry at the greenhouse in the spring along with some of their uses.
Rosemary, Stevia (a sweetener), Bay, Basil, Dill, Mint, Parsley, Thyme, Chives, Fennel, Garlic, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Oregano, Sage, Savory, Tarragon … and more.
For Herbal Teas
Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena.
Tickle Your Cat’s Fancy
Catnip, of course!