- Anise hyssop
- Lemon balm
- Clary sage
- Bee balm
- Lemon thyme
To grow from seed
- Marsh mallow
- German chamomile
This summer, Joann Osborne, a customer from Jericho, VT, was able to realize a longtime gardening dream: building a medicinal herb garden. Joann, also known as “Herbal Oma,” shared a photo on our Facebook page and followed up with details about the project.
With help from an excavator — and a lot of sweat equity — Joann created a 900-square-foot herb garden. To mark the entrance, she used our Rosedale Arch.
After the excavator cleared out the 30′ x 30′ area, “we brought in 15 cubic yards of soil for the raised beds and shoveled two cubic yards of stone for the walkways, which are lined with landscaping fabric,” Joann writes.
To surround the garden, Joann plans to install a locust-post fence. “Besides giving the garden more definition and providing a place for growing birdhouse gourds (another hobby of mine), it will also, I hope, discourage deer, even though it will probably be only 4′ to 5′ high.”
—David Grist, Gardener’s Supply