For the senses

7 Jun

Herbs for the kitchen garden.

One of my fondest memories is exploring the kitchen gardens in Colonial Williamsburg in my elementary school days.  They appeal to all of our senses with color, aromas, taste, sound and touch.  The field trip was probably my first time to see herb plants that had familiar names and flavors.

http://www.history.org/history/teaching/enewsletter/volume5/june07/gardening.cfm

This reference says that kitchen gardens were not the norm of colonial times due to labor requirements, watering needs and a likely aversion to vegetables.  Regardless, the gardens featured in restoration projects are charming and delightful.

Oregano

Lemon balm

Chocolate mint

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