The sidebar features a Poll on Herbs that you may have in your garden. Please check all that you have.
I need not tell you of the joys of having fresh herbs available for cooking and other uses. Wonderful sites online and books abound with advice for creating an herb garden and using the bounty.
Because of the birdbath in the corner of my official Herb Garden, I tucked my parsley into beds where caterpillars have a better chance of survival. I stuck an oregano plant in with some perennials because I had the cutting handy. I'm about to pull up an old rosemary plant that is now in the way. Plenty of younger rosemary bushes from cuttings surround the Herb Garden.
Lavender in the the garden of Nell Jean at http://www.blogger.com/www.seedscatterer.blogspot.com is wilting in the hot, humid depths of Southwest Georgia USA where Mediterrean plants tend to faint when the humidity and the temperature reach the nineties. Join us in a glass of iced Ruby Tea, dark and barely sweet with a sprig of Mint or a leaf of Pineapple Sage.
Selected Herbs included in the Poll are from a list of Herbs to Plant in May from Garden Guide for Austin & Vicinity, published by the Travis County Master Gardener Association, copyright 2000-2002.