Women’s Care Garden Plan

Parsley, pennyroyal and a number of other herbs can help remedy common ailments in this Women’s Care Garden.

By Marietta Marshall Marcin

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. The herbs in this Women’s Care Garden can help treat a variety of common maladies. Find more herbal tea garden plans in 3 Herbal Tea Gardens for Health and Well-Being.

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: Herbal Tea Gardens.

This garden contains herbs that can be used to treat many women’s ailments, ranging from irregular menstruation to menopausal symptoms.

These two triangular gardens will grow and look best when bordered with fencing on two sides for the roses and raspberries to climb on. The planting pattern is repeated from one side to the other, albeit with different plants. Plant lovage in the back corner, then black cohosh in front of it. Two rows of alternating plants—comfrey, ginger, comfrey, and parsley, pennyroyal, parsley—widen out the garden. Finish it off with a long, straight border of chamomile.