Cilantro is a popular aromatic herb due to i…

Cilantro is a popular aromatic herb due to its fresh and bright taste. But cilantro is so much more than a versatile culinary herb. Cilantro is loaded with beneficial phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

The word “chamomile” comes from the Greek wo…

The word “chamomile” comes from the Greek words for “earth apple,” referring to its pleasant scent reminiscent of apples. Though an ancient plant, Roman Chamomile received its name from a 19th century English botanist who discovered it growing wild in the Colosseum. Chamomile is easy to start indoors and it’s one of the most beneficial herbs for our health and our gardens. This aromatic herb has a long history of medicinal use dating back to ancient Egypt. In addition to acting as a natural sedative, chamomile possesses antibacterial, anti fungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, and antiviral properties.

Borage (Borage officinalis),  is a Mediterrane…

Borage (Borage officinalis),  is a Mediterranean annual herb that is very easy to grow. It has hairy leaves and stems with a 5 pointed blue flower. It is an annual plant and is so proficient in self-seeding, once a borage plant has established itself in your garden, you will likely never have to reseed again. Its culinary uses are numerous. The flowers, stems and leaves are all edible. The leaves can be used as a salad green and the flowers as edible decorations.

(via How to Grow Borage – AROMATIC HERBS GROWING)



Hollyhocks have been grown in the garden for hundreds of years from flower seed. Their tall spikes of lovely crepe-textured flowers making a fine display in summer.

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