Having a herb garden has always been regarded as a “kitchen garden” in that the herbs are grown as flavoring for food dishes. Here we present another side, dual use for herbs making them more serviceable and desirable. In addition to those pictured below are many others that can be decorative in the garden, such as purple-leaved basil among shrubbery and flower beds, or thyme used along a garden path between stepping stones.
Garlic: planted with roses provides flavor for dishes and helps repel aphids.
Curly Parsley: is used well in many recipes; makes an eye-catching border that will also feed caterpillars which then develop into beautiful swallowtailed butterflies.
Mint: have it right where it is needed for iced tea; also in containers so it doesn’t invade your flower or vegetable beds!