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Types of Herb Gardens

Bee Garden
These plants are especially attractive to bees: basil, beebalm, borage, catnip, chamomile, fennel, germander, horehound, hyssop, lavender, lemon balm, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, sage, savory and thyme.

Indoor Herb Garden
Plan an indoor herb garden for year-round flavor and fragrance: try basil, bay, chervil, chives, dill, fennel, lavender, lemon balm, lemon verbena, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon and thyme. Be sure to provide adequate light!

Shakespeare Garden
The following are nonpoisonous plants mentioned in the writings of Shakespeare. All were popular in Elizabethan England: bay, burnet, calendula, carnation, chamomile, hyssop, johnny-jump-up, lavender, lemon balm, marjoram, mint, mustard, myrtle, parsley, pinks, rose, rosemary, savory, strawberry and thyme.

Medieval Garden
These are among the plants that were protected within the walled monastery gardens during the Middle Ages: angelic, caraway, chives, iris, johnny-jump-ups, lavender, lemon balm, marjoram, mint, pinks, rose, rosemary, sage, santolina and southernwood.

Fragrance Garden
A garden designed for fragrances is a delight to all the senses. Use angelica, basil, beebalm, bergamot, catnip, chamomile, curry plant, scented geraniums, heliotrope, hyssop, jasmine, lavender, lemon balm, lemon verbena, marjoram, mint, myrtle, pennyroyal, pineapple sage, rosemary, sage, savory, southernwood, tansy, thyme, valerian and sweet woodruff.

Gray and Silver Garden
Gray and silver gardens are an old tradition in English gardening. Some plants to use are: apple mint, sage, gray lavender cotton, horehound, lamb's ear, lavender, silver thyme and yarrow.