I was preparing to teach a workshop on growing and pruning herbs recently when I made a dismaying discovery. As I was making up my notes for the section on knot gardens which originally used germander, I realized that I knew nothing about germander other than the fact that it had been used in knot gardens. So much for dazzling my audience with my in-depth knowledge of lesser known herbs! There wasn’t time to do any meaningful research so I just had to admit during the workshop that I knew very little about germander.
The first thing I did after the workshop was to finally do that research on germander to find out what it has been used for other than knot gardens. Turns out that it is a very flexible herb with some very different uses. Discover them for yourself in my article on germander.