Herbs are perhaps the most useful plants. They add flavor to our foods, and provide us with cures when used in medicines. Many cosmetic items also have herbs in them, and they have sufficient value in the field of arts and crafts. These are some of the reason why you should choose herbs over other types of plants for your garden.
The other benefit is that you don’t have to grow herbs alone. You can combine them with annual or perennial flowering plants, and they would just add to the beauty. If you think that is too much work, you could just grow a more traditional herb garden. This will help a lot in having a fresh supply of cooking herbs all year round, so you don’t have to run to the store every time you need herbs while cooking.
The success of herb gardens, like any other of the group is mostly based on the quality of design and of course the implementation of that design. You should carefully plan out what herbs you want to grow, and what you will use them for. You should also decide on the style of your herb garden, among other things. The layout must suit the place you want to grow them in, because a garden can also be grown for beauty rather then just its nutritional or commercial value.
Herb gardens are often used to represent the cultural or historic values of a place, and they are used to represent almost any time period. An herb garden just outside the dooryard makes the front of the house look beautiful, and also serves as a warm welcome for the visitors. This style was introduced in America with the advent of colonists. Some herbs, such as tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) were also used for the purpose of keeping the insects out of the house.
As I mentioned earlier, the modern herb gardens use the idea of blending herbs with complimentary plants. Herbs can form a lovely garden in the dooryard of any house or building, and they have the tendency to blend with any annual or perennial flowering plants. This blend actually gives a beautiful outlook, and is considered better then the gardens with out them. Herbs, because of their nutritional and commercial value, are also considered as a necessary addition to all types of gardens, regardless of them being formal, informal, historic or modern. As to summarize, there are virtually endless possibilities of adding herbs to your garden, and they can provide a beautiful and mesmerizing effect to your landscape needs.