Perfect Thematic Herb Gardening Practices

April 2nd, 2013 GardeningGardening Tips 0 Comments
Perfect Thematic Herb Gardening Practices

Creating a thematic ornamental garden with variety of herbs would be a great idea for many gardeners. With a particular theme in mind and action you can easily create a productive, decorative and enjoyable herb garden.

Herbs are the plants that are valued for flavor, scent, medicinal or other qualities. Herbs are used in cooking, as medicines and for spiritual purposes.

A typical “Dioscorides Garden” is a garden of medicinal herbs, named for the Greek physician Pedanius Dioscorides. The “Dye Garden” will include herbs used to color fabric and textiles. “Colonial Garden” represents the traditional herbs that early settlers used to flavor their food, improve their nutrition, cure their ills, repel pests and enhance fabrics for clothing and households.

Native American Garden contains herbs as food, beverages, medicines, dyes and charms. Medicinal Garden will typically use herb-plants that are used for healing from the time of ancient medicinal herbalism to today’s development of synthetic drugs that act like herbs.

Culinary Garden has herbs widely used as both food and flavoring while the “Industrial Garden” usually grow plants that might become sources of raw materials for industrial products including fuels, insecticides, lubricants, rubber, fibers.

Fragrance Garden with herbs typically used as perfume or to provide fragrance in homes and places of worship. The Oriental Garden are usually grown with herbs mainly from Japan, China and Korea that have been used for thousands of years in cosmetics, dyes, flavorings, medicines and industry. Beverage Garden will obviously use herbs that are used for liqueurs and teas brewed from chamomile, lemon balm, peppermint and other flavorful herbs.

There could be umpteen types of herb garden themes such as grilling, potpourri, night (those with silvery or grayish foliage or white flowers), pizza, butterfly, kids’ pickling, Shakespeare and Biblical.

Baring a few herbs common herbs grow well with full exposure to the sun. Herbs also suit all types of garden beds. Gardeners should consider the mature size of each plant and provide sufficient space for its development.

Ornamental gardening with thematic approach with herbs helps gardeners with a sense of planning.

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