Anise is one of our most ancient herbs, dating to before the birth of Christ.
Also known as knitbone, the name comfrey may come from the Latin word which means “knitting together” and refers to its use in healing fractures.
Modern researchers have confirmed that caraway oil has a mild antispasmodic effect in addition to its culinary appeal.
This is a plant that produces tiny greenish white flowers in June and July in an insignificant cluster. Bright red berries follow the flowers in late summer.
Mint grows so well in the ground that it is difficult to grow just a little of it.
There are over 900 species of salvias, and it is the largest genus in the mint family.
Chives are rampant self seeders, and if they are not dead headed they will produce far too many new plants.
Chicory is a weedy looking late herb, but when it blooms it transforms itself with scores of small sky blue daisy like flowers.
Thyme is an herb of the mint family well known for its culinary uses. However, there are about 350 other species of thyme, each uniquely beautiful.