: Some perennial herbs

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Name: Susan
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Tallulah_B
Sep 8, 2011 9:37 PM CST
Thankfully Mint and Chives are perennials. I have chives growing in a hanging basket and they come back every year. Mint too - boy does it come back!!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Living in Canada, I wouldn't have thought the chives would, but they do!!
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Sep 9, 2011 5:28 AM CST
I enjoy growing the mints but they are definitely notorious spreaders, as you said. It's interesting to hear what comes back for you there, Susan. I do appreciate perennials! Thumbs up
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Name: Dahlianut
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dahlianut
Sep 9, 2011 7:29 AM CST
susan come on by next spring if you want to increase your perennial herb collection. I have lots to share Smiling

luvly article Songs Thumbs up I'm going to try your combos for baths Smiling Another thing I like to do at the end of the season is cut all the extra remaining culinary herbs and take them to the shelters/soup kitchens.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Sep 9, 2011 7:56 AM CST
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 9, 2011 8:40 AM CST
Wonderful article Tee! I'm not currently growing any herbs except Catmint for my cat Smiling but I plan on having another herb garden next year, hopefully. There are many herbs that are Perennial in the south except when we have long exceptionally cold winters (like the last two) with freezes that kill a lot of plants. Crying I miss the wonderful fragrance of my Lavender plants! I've always wished Rosemary would do well here but it's just too hot for it to thrive for long. When I worked I didn't have time for tending a garden, herb or otherwise and I would purchase all sorts of dried herbs/seeds/berries from the San Francisco Herb Company and mix my own dry Potpourii. It was fun making little "Tussie Mussies" and potpourii gift baskets for the holidays. The combinations of herbs and scents are endless.

Thanks for this wonderful article with really great tips for the use of herbs! There's nothing better than an herb garden right outside your own door, fresh herbs for cooking and crafts.
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