Do you need some herb garden ideas? If you want to plant an herb garden, consider these layouts and pictures of herb gardens. There are many varieties of herb garden seed you can use to get started inexpensively.
Preparing your space and making a plan is a good way to begin. If you aren't sure what style or type you are looking for, these herb garden ideas may help.
From indoor to outdoor methods, potted to dug-in-the ground country styles, there are many different ways to grow as many herbs as you like in a relatively small amount of space.
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Raised herb garden beds make a classy border for any type of herb, vegetable or flower you would like to grow. You will need enough cement blocks to make your desired shape two or three blocks high, and enough composted soil to fill with.
You can also fill the center half full with regular dirt soil, and fill the other half with compost if you are creating a large raised garden area.
If you plan to keep an indoor herb garden, a cascading array of potted plants can be a beautiful way to spruce up your home and have fresh herbs year round.
This type of arrangement is often seen on staircases, on patios, and around balconies. You can buy either some cheap used flower pots, buy new containers at a home and garden store, or reuse some of your old containers for your garden.
If you live in an apartment and have limited space, you may choose to go with a single container herb garden. It is surprising just how many herbs can fit into a single wide mouthed pot. You might consider a small circular tin wash basin or watering trough to use as your container.
These can be filled with potting soil and will hold enough herbs for a small family. Be sure that there are drain holes in the bottom; these can be punched with a nail and hammer if needed. Another interesting idea is to use a vintage style wheelbarrow as a cute container for draping herbs.
Just like a standard garden, herbs can be grown in tufts or rows depending on your preference. You can grow them alongside your favorite flowers and vegetables, or grow them alone in the formal style.
If you want to spice things up a bit, try decorating with river stones, a bird bath, a stone fountain, or a trellis behind the herb patch with ivy or berries winding up it. Sprigs of bamboo can also make an interesting back splash for your little plants.
If you are looking to have a formal English herb garden and have the time or hired help to maintain it, you can design a formal herb garden to set off your yard area. These types of gardens are usually arranged in a symmetrical shape, and feature a variety of herbs based on color, aroma, size, and type.
You might consider brick or pea gravel pathways for your herb garden ideas. Another important feature of the formal style garden is the focal point at it's center. Most display an interesting work of art, fountain, or bird bath at the center to give it a purpose and a regal look.