Ivy, Ilex, Holly and I enjoy a day in the herb garden.
Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.
Design you own Herb Garden
Step 1~ Design for your tastes and site - plan for herbs you'll actually use and pick a spot with at least half a day of sun for your herb garden. Measure your available space and make a drawing of it on graph paper for a working design.
Step 2 ~ Take a page from traditional English herb gardens - give the bed a focal point for year round interest. Plan for a sundial, bird feeding station, wire obelisk, tall sculpture or trellis at the center of your herb garden.
Step 3~ Choose cottage garden ambiance for a friendly herb garden that overflows its borders with flowers. Use any shape - circles and ellipses are popular - for a cottage style bed and define it with a path that circles and bisects it for maintenance.