Designing Your Garden with Herb Vignettes

| 8/30/2010 5:01:56 PM


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The summer is almost over and the herb garden has been in its prime, but I'm already thinking about next year's herb garden. You should be as well. I must admit for the most part, I am an herb plunker or plant plunker. Here is a section of our back garden. 

This is our multichromatic herbal backyard garden.
Photo by Nancy Heraud

I took a color class when I studied for my horticulture certificate and I remember the teacher saying it was harder to design a multichromatic garden than any other garden. You see a lot of different flowers, textures and colors in the first photo. Even though I may be a plunker, if you are overwhelmed by the whole picture, pare it down to a small herbal vignette.

Anise hyssop, 'Berggarten' sage, 'Moonshine' yarrow and rue in a small herbal vignette.
Photo by Nancy Heraud