Teas to soothe, teas to relieve, teas to rejuvenate—Herbal Tea Gardens (Storey Publishing, 1999) contains everything you need to know to grow, blend and brew healthful and delicious herbal teas. You’ll find more than 100 tea recipes, as well as 22 illustrated garden plans. Design one of these three herbal tea gardens, and brew teas that remedy minor aches and pains. This excerpt is taken from chapter 4, “Designing a Garden for Your Special Health Needs.”
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Many of us suffer from minor ailments that can be treated with herbal teas. Whether you have arthritis, chronic headaches, or the occasional cuts and scrapes, this article contains suggestions for gardens you can grow to suit your special health needs. Also included are recipes for tea that will treat some of these problems. Growing a garden full of relaxing herbs, cold-fighting herbs, or pain relieving herbs will not only allow you to enjoy gardening, but also will be a ready source of natural remedies whenever you need them.
3 Healing Garden Plans
• Relaxation Garden Plan
• Women’s Care Garden Plan
• Tonic Garden Plan
Tips for Healing Tea Gardens
Everyone has seen gardens containing special patterns and combinations of plants. Most gardens are designed to either look lovely or create a space for growing needed plants. The garden plans in this article, however, are designed to be both beautiful and functional. Plus, the mingling scents, blending colors, and shape of the garden itself are wonderful sources of pleasure. Try pulling up a chair and drinking herbal teas in your garden and you’ll have a delightful experience made divine.
In order to grow a specialty garden, you first must determine how much space and time you have for a garden. If you have lots of land and plenty of spare time, a large plot garden will be a great source of enjoyment and herbs for your teas. But don’t despair if you don’t have the space for some of these garden designs; you can select just a few of the smaller herbs from each category and plant them in containers. There are many ways to grow the herbs you need while creating an aesthetically appealing garden design, so let your imagination run wild as you customize your own garden plans.
From the Relaxation Garden to the Women’s Care Garden, in this article you will find an herbal tea garden plan that will help enhance your health and well-being. You can grow one or more of the gardens, or perhaps several plants from a selection of gardens.
Excerpted from Herbal Tea Gardens © Marietta Marshall Marcin, illustrations © Laura Tedeschi used with permission from Storey Publishing. Buy this book from our store: Herbal Tea Gardens.