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Mint! Love me some mint tea...and I also hear that rats hate mint and will stay away if you have it in your garden.

Mint! Love me some mint tea...and I also hear that rats hate mint and will stay away if you have it in your garden.

Herbs such as mint, cilantro and parsley mingle with nemesia and cucumber.

Herbs such as mint, cilantro and parsley mingle with nemesia and cucumber.

Red creeping thyme (image) has a spreading habit. I love the fragrance of its leaves. - David Beaulieu

Creeping Thyme: It Creeps, It Covers, It Conquers

Red creeping thyme (image) has a spreading habit. I love the fragrance of its leaves. - David Beaulieu

Growing lavender ( Mix lavender shrubs in with other drought tolerant herbs like rosemary and sage to enjoy their fragrance mixture on hot summer nights.)

Growing lavender ( Mix lavender shrubs in with other drought tolerant herbs like rosemary and sage to enjoy their fragrance mixture on hot summer nights.)

For a lovely garnish, candy mint leaves by brushing them with egg white frothed with water, then dust with powdered sugar and lay on waxed paper to crystallize.

For a lovely garnish, candy mint leaves by brushing them with egg white frothed with water, then dust with powdered sugar and lay on waxed paper to crystallize.

This summer I am going to dedicate some time to make myself the herb garden i have always dreamed of!

This summer I am going to dedicate some time to make myself the herb garden i have always dreamed of!

Rosemary: Pick 3 in. to 6 in. from one branch rather than shorter lengths from many tips.

Rosemary: Pick 3 in. to 6 in. from one branch rather than shorter lengths from many tips.

Hyssop blooms in late summer through early autumn with flower spikes of deep blue, red, pink or white. It is a member of the mint family and has a very aromatic somewhat medicinal smell. When the leaves are crushed they have a mint like odor. Because of its medicinal smell Hyssop has a history as a cleansing herb.

Hyssop blooms in late summer through early autumn with flower spikes of deep blue, red, pink or white. It is a member of the mint family and has a very aromatic somewhat medicinal smell. When the leaves are crushed they have a mint like odor. Because of its medicinal smell Hyssop has a history as a cleansing herb.

Chamomile--Teas & extracts used as anti-inflammatory, GI antispasmodic, and as a sedative; antiallergic activity; some individuals have experienced contact dermatitis, anaphylaxis; shortened healing time of cutaneous burns in guinea pigs

Chamomile--Teas & extracts used as anti-inflammatory, GI antispasmodic, and as a sedative; antiallergic activity; some individuals have experienced contact dermatitis, anaphylaxis; shortened healing time of cutaneous burns in guinea pigs

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