Mother Earth Living


Design a Brightly-Colored Herb Garden

Learn how to choose herbs that will make your garden strikingly colorful.



Signet marigolds, oregano, and calendula—boom!
The neutral background of cedar fencing in the author’s “hot garden” lets good gaudy plants such as ‘Gardenview Scarlet’ bee balm, daylilies, dahlias, and lilies fight it out among themselves.
Cardinal flower, so very red.
A bold nasturtium, a delicate love-in-a-mist, and the leaves of a scented geranium are the components of this vivid garden vignette.
Photography by Dency Kane
This ‘Torch’ zinnia in a field of German chamomile is a dazzling sight in the afternoon sun.
Perilla is a foil for the glowing ‘Pinwheel Orange’ zinnia.
A bold nasturtium, a delicate love-in-a-mist, and the leaves of a scented geranium are the components of this vivid garden vignette.

















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