Herbs forum: Perennials( flowers) interplanting with herbs?

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Name: Julia
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JuliaNY
Feb 19, 2012 12:48 PM CST
Does anyone do this or do you typically keep all your herbs in one place?
I have dill, basil, oregano, rosemary,thyme, etc.which I've kept in one spot but wondering if
it is beneficial to plant these among other plantings to deter pests?



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SongofJoy
Feb 19, 2012 2:01 PM CST
I think so. I mix them. I do a lot of container gardening with my herbs so they are easy to move from place to place, if desired.

From what I understand, mixing plants like flowers and herbs also confuses a lot of insects and is beneficial in that way too.





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chelle
Feb 19, 2012 2:17 PM CST
I like to save seeds from some of mine, so I'll generally scatter those that are prone to cross-pollination as far apart as possible. Plus, I like to graze around the garden, or just pick some to savor the scent as I'm passing through, so there's more opportunity if they're all over the place.

I also agree with Tee; diversity in plantings seems to keep the garden healthier. Smiling
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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Feb 19, 2012 3:29 PM CST
I have most of my herbs scattered around in different plantings.
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Feb 19, 2012 4:05 PM CST
I am planting some parsley in with my flowers to attract more butterflies, they like to lay eggs on it and eat it to the ground. So if the flowers attract butterflies won't the butterflies think its food, and lay their eggs on the herbs? Blinking Hummmmmmmmm, just a thought. Green Grin!

I see lots of people here in Va. like to plant Marigolds around the gardens, they repels certain bugs like aphids. I have heard of planting them around other plants that are prone to Aphids.

http://www.pallensmith.com/articles/pest-control-plants
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 19, 2012 4:07 PM CST
Yes, they will. The bfs will do that anyway, most likely. That's always been my experience anyway.

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Feb 19, 2012 4:20 PM CST
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 19, 2012 4:45 PM CST
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That bunch of parsley rebounded and is still going strong here in Feb!









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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Feb 19, 2012 5:07 PM CST
Beautiful Green Grin! , is that planted outside?
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JuliaNY
Feb 19, 2012 5:48 PM CST
Maybe I should go and check the parsley I have and see if any caterpillars are having a feast. But then again, your in a much
warmer zone than me. My parsley looked pretty flattened and limp last time I looked.

I planted marigolds 2 years ago. They just reseed every year however I could start putting it in other places.

Good to know I'm not making a mistake. Goodness, I've made enough of those over the years. Blinking

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virginiarose
Feb 19, 2012 6:28 PM CST
That's good Julia, its a learning process. Green Grin!
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 20, 2012 3:37 AM CST
Yes, BST cats on the parsley outside. They did the same with the dill. My babies. Lovey dubby

Julia, haven't we all? Sometimes I think "mistake" is my middle name.
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ge1836
Feb 20, 2012 8:09 AM CST
Our herbs are planted a short trip from the kitchen. Oregano is on one side of deck steps and Mojito Mint is on the otherside of the steps. Lord knows we wouldnt want to travel far for mint in the mid summer heat while having coctailes and tea on the deck.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 20, 2012 8:23 AM CST
Isn't that the truth! Thumbs up
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Feb 20, 2012 12:37 PM CST
Hummmmm, sounds good. Lovey dubby Make mine a double!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 20, 2012 12:40 PM CST
I love my Mojito mint. I think it's just about my favorite mint. Grows well here too. Thumbs up
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Feb 20, 2012 12:53 PM CST
Thanks, I might give it a shot. Rolling on the floor laughing
Susan

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sheryl
Feb 21, 2012 12:15 PM CST
Just to kind of re-state the obvious - so many of the herbs are just as ornamental - and sometimes are considered ornamentals anyway. And if you like your flowers to take flight in the form of butterflies, well, you just gotta interplant!

I am moving back out to Phoenix and plan on rewarding myself for not whining about it too much by planting a lavender garden. Hilarious!
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Feb 21, 2012 1:11 PM CST
Thumbs up
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