Light up your dull life with a few color. Green color being character’s preferred color for the trees and woods, design and plan an evergreen herb garden with a ‘red and green’ or ‘yellow and green’ theme.
Spring brings exuberance that peaks with the entire bloom of the flowers and blossoms. Summer heat urges plants from the ‘Theme Gardens’ to invite you to touch soft green textured leaves; get fresh, cool air and breathe exotic scents from your house herb garden. Autumn’s shorter days bring the Nasturtiums into blossom and insure pepper plants with fiery red colored fruits. If you decide to get an evergreen herb garden in your home the question arises how do you go about designing it. You can have your own topics like – Healing Garden, Culinary Garden, Fragrance Garden, Tea Herb Garden, Italian Herb garden and so on. The designs can be broadly based on the seasons or famous themes which are summarized below:
A little vegetable or traditional kitchen garden in French is called ‘Potager garden’. A Potager garden may contain edible and non-edible (odor, dye) herbs. Non edible plants such as flowering blossoms are utilised to enhance the garden’s beauty. A well designed and carefully planned Potager can offer culinary herbs, flowers and vegetables during the year in all seasons. The Potager garden does not need to be a mini version of farm plots but the layout can vary with decorative landscaping, yard areas and decorative plants with flower blossoms. The kitchen garden might have another section of vegetables and herbs. A structured Potager garden can be designed with repetitive geometric patterns such as circle, triangle and oblong shapes to provide a year round visual appeal and a selection of perennials and annuals plantings.
Cottage garden is just a distinct and casual design with conventional plants, compact green foliage, ornamental and culinary herbs. They’re also called English gardens, the fundamental theme of attention and focus for these gardens is the elegance and charm as opposed to the grandeur and formal glamorous designs. Homely Cottage gardens go back to many centuries and are at present, reinvented in style with much more structure and artistic creations. Traditional Cottage gardens had flowering plants such as roses, hollyhocks, pansies, delphinium such as bee-hives and livestock. The accent is on abundant greenery of herbs and vegetables together with fruit bearing trees. You may design a cabin herb garden on a sun-dial motif with curved paving paths lined with thymes and a rustic chair to unwind.
Witches Garden is a herb garden especially designed and used for the cultivation of culinary and medicinal or magical herbs. For centuries, wise folks, monks and women after discovering the healing power of herbs began using them for treating minor and major ailments. During the medieval period, monks and nuns obtained this medical knowledge and climbed the necessary medicinal herbs in gardens specially meant for healing. They were confused by the common people as witches or evil men having super-natural powers and were imprisoned for centuries. There are loads of medicinal herbs which you can aim for. All herbs such as rosemary, sage, aloe vera, parsley, mint, henbane, marjoram, rue, angelica, basil have powerful to cure.
If you’re worried about the vacant and devoid appearance of your herb garden in winter, plant some candy-red branches of the red twig dogwoods and sedum which will remain green through the winter. Plant a few creepers that will trail over the side of the window giving an enchanting and vivid appearance. Bambus, ornamental grasses and flat leaf Italian parsley are three plants which are used profoundly by enthusiastic anglers in the winter season. While the above mentioned topics are reminiscent of the customs and may be used for starting a herb garden there’s always room for innovation,’mix and match’ while preparing a herb garden with a special theme.