Attracting Beneficial Insects with Herbs
Herbs are a great way to lure beneficial insects to your yard.
Companion Planting with Herbs
Consider planting some of your herbs in your vegetable garden to improve the soil as well as the flavor and health of your crops.
Deer Resistant Herbs
Without a fence, deer will generally stay away from your herb garden. You can extend that protection by planting herbs among your flowers and vegetables.
Drought Tolerant Herbs
Lack of water doesn’t mean a less attractive landscape. Drought tolerant herbs add interest and usefulness to your landscape through scent, flavor, texture and color.
Herbs in Your Butterfly Garden
Your herb garden can do double duty as a butterfly garden or you can mix herbs into a butterfly garden to provide variety for both butterflies and you.
Herbs in Your Hummingbird Garden
When planning your hummingbird garden, look for plants with tubular blossoms, preferably red and don’t forget to include a few herbs.
Rabbit Resistant Herbs
You can grow many popular culinary herbs that will discourage rabbits from snacking in your garden.
Shade Tolerant Herbs
While most herbs are sun lovers, there are some that tolerate partial shade and a few that actually prefer shade.
Using Herbs to Repel Pests
Before you reach for the insecticide, try planting herbs instead. It is safer for you and the food that you harvest from your vegetable garden.