If you are wondering what herbs have flowers, this is a good place to start. All of the herbs that can be found in the grocery store or a garden center are used for cooking. There are hundreds of different kinds of herbs and they each have their own different uses. Some of the more popular cooking herbs are basil, sage, parsley and oregano.
One of the most basic growing herbs is the basil. You can either keep it growing inside or outside in a container. When you plant it in a container, you have the freedom to move it around to any location you like and because it is a perennial, you can plant it anywhere between the months of spring and fall. It likes a lot of sun but you do not have to plant it in the shade because the yellow flowers of the basil do go yellow when it is not getting direct sunlight.
Some of the other common cooking herbs are parsley, mint and sage. These three herbs have a long season as well, although mint tends to bloom a little bit earlier than the others. They also all enjoy full sunlight. Mint and Rosemary both love the shady areas of your yard while sage prefers the sunny spots to grow.
Lavender is a lovely herb and it blooms in the late summer. You will find lavender, Rosemary and thyme in a variety of colors. These herbs are grown primarily for their beautiful flowers but there are those who grow them for their aromatic oil. The lavender is the one that tends to have the strongest smell of any of the herbs. Even the grown lavender has the ability to get addictive. The smell can linger for days after it has been planted.
Rosemary is another herb that you may not be as familiar with. It is not that hard to grow Rosemary and many gardeners love the flavor of the herb. Rosemary enjoys a warm climate, so it is often sowed outside the area where the seasons are cooler. This makes Rosemary an ideal plant for anyone with a cold weather lover like the rest of your family! While Rosemary can withstand colder climates, it does not do as well in frosty environments.
One of the nice things about Rosemary is that it can tolerate most soils. If you are planting Rosemary try to find a spot that has some drainage so the roots don’t dry out. Most Rosemary bushes are planted between two rows of fence, but it is not a bad idea to try planting Rosemary between one row of fence and a hedge if at all possible. Another thing to keep in mind is that you should never prune Rosemary bushes or you will kill them before you even have time to harvest the lovely flowers. Pruning needs to be done only when the plant starts to lose leaves.
Rosemary is a great herb for growing in your home gardens and patio gardens as well as in your landscape design. In fact there are several ways you can use the aromatic leaves and flowers for your home or garden. You can make tea out of the rinds of the Russian sage or you can chew the leaves raw to help with digestion. The flowers are used in teas, although you should be careful not to overdo it. Rosemary is also a good choice to mix in salads, soups and other dishes because it adds flavor.
When it comes to lavender, this is the classic flower of the French. Lavender is very easy to grow and very beautiful. It does require some extra attention because it is a perennial herb that likes to grow tall. You can easily grow lavender in your garden because it loves moist soil and you can harvest the flowers every two weeks.