As you must know, food tastes better when you add flavorings and the natural taste of herbs is the best! Fresh herbs are even better than that, so I grow my own in a kitchen garden right outside the back porch. Here you can see parsley on the left, garlic chives on the right, behind the chives is sage. The Bon-Sai looking tree is actually a Rosemary bush. I started twisting its long branches around each other and they turned into trunks and the long leafy strands that hang down make it look very Oriental.
I found the Blue Lady at a garage sale for .50c. The pool she gazes into was another buck at another sale.
Below is the opposite view of my main herb garden. As you can see, I try to decorate it with garden ornaments. It makes it prettier. The butterfly stepping stone was a Christmas gift from my husband, Eric. The rocks next to the Blue Lady are Geodes found by my father on one of his many rockhounding trips.
Here is a group of herbs and other plants. The tall thing in the back is a bay tree. Yes, those big leaves you simmer in the sauce and then discard. It is pretty easy to grow, though it had a case of scale that took a while to get rid of. It is in a large terra cotta pot. In front of the bay tree are some other pots containing basil, jalapeno peppers and a cactus that Erin used in a diorama she made of the desert in second grade.
Looking at the same group of plants from the other direction, you can see a pot of oregano and a taller pot of mint. Behind them are the basil, peppers and bay tree.
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by Tamara Rutenber