Growing Herbs in Texas: Spring Gardening Update

| 4/26/2010 12:40:27 PM


Cynthia Meredith has been gardening with herbs, reading about herbs, and discussing herb gardening in Texas for more than 20 years. She has owned The Herb Cottage ( for over 10 years, selling herb plants to people all over our state. 

It's been almost a month since I've written. What a change in the weather and the gardens since late March when I last wrote and took pictures. It's warmed up considerably; we've had plenty of rain and, best of all, the gardens are flourishing. In the interim, I had a wonderful trip to California for a wedding and a vacation on the Monterey peninsula where I visited secret gardens enclosed by adobe walls behind historic adobe houses. I saw lots of rosemary and lavender, among many other herbs and drought-tolerant plants. I took lots of pictures, and I'll share them in another blog.

Meanwhile, it seems like the gardens here at The Herb Cottage really popped while I was gone.


From the foreground: blooming chamomile, blooming cilantro, soon to produce coriander seed. Little pinkie rose on the right. The grayish trunk on the left is a vitex tree, and the green with a splash of magenta to the lower left of the shot is lamb's quarters, which I wrote about last year. It reseeded and is showing new growth with large leaves in bright colors.