This month's Fine Gardening magazine has articles on healing gardens and on herb gardens. My personal view is that the whole garden in healing, in one way or another, as is the herb garden.
The particular feature on herbs showed a huge herb garden divided by country of origin of the plants. My little herb garden must be a 'cosmopolitan garden' because it features a hodge-podge of everything. The little calendula plants are sturdy underneath their light blanket of pine straw. What a fortuitious location I chose! They're much too thick in the spot where I spilled the seeds. Of all the garden chores, I find thinning the hardest. Not that it's work to do, but it's almost too much to bear to pull up a brave little plant from among his brothers.