[Herbalist] Beginning an herb garden

Carper, Rachel rachel.carper at hp.com
Mon Feb 23 16:53:39 PST 2004

It took me almost two solid years to coax my mint to grow. I'm
transplanted from Maryland to Georgia and I just can not get used to
having to plant in Feb. Here planting season is almost over. Ok, it's
still chilly and I wouldn't plant yet, but like I said I'm not really
from around here. 
Does anybody know any good plants for shade? My front yard is mostly all

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	From: herbalist-bounces at ansteorra.org
[mailto:herbalist-bounces at ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of LadyPDC at aol.com
	Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 7:46 PM
	To: herbalist at ansteorra.org
	Subject: Re: [Herbalist] Beginning an herb garden
	In a message dated 2/23/2004 5:34:32 PM Mountain Standard Time,
collette at kricket.net writes:

		And when it escapes into the lawn just mow the lemon
balm -easier than weeding and it smells good - same thing with escaping
mints (-;

	Planting parsley around mint will keep it in check.
	Worse than the mints, never ever let chives go to seed.  It
blows into your lawn and blooms there and mowing ever afterwards is a
tear-jerking event.
	Another herb to keep contained is tarragon.  I planted one plant
in my herb garden and three weeks later it was knocking on my front
	On the other hand, a wonderful border plant, perfectly period
and useful in many ways is lavender.  Just don't let an untrained
husband trim it at year's end, mine cut it clear down to the ground and
it never recovered.  Had to be replaced.
	Marshmallow is a wonderful herb for the back of your garden.
Grows tall and resembles Hollyhocks.  Many uses, not the least of which
is using the roots as a sweetener (yes that is where the original
"marshmallow" treat came from).
	Sage grows almost anywhere and is a great basic for any herb
garden.  Even if you ignore the many medicinal uses, it makes a great
seasoner and fresh sage tea can't be beat.
	Gosh you have me planning and dreaming now and my garden is
still under about a foot of snow.
	Lady Constance de la Rose
	Barony of Loch Salann
	Kingdom of Artemisia

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