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Growing Herbs In Containers - Maximizing Production

   This is a very nice video by Jeff Yentzer, an Herbfest customer, showing how he maximizes herb plants from one container to another.  

This video explains how to transplant herb seedling plants from the original seeded container to growing containers.   

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Green or Gray Santolina Herbs For Topiary Xmas Tree Or Walkway Edging

Grey or Green Santolina, aka "lavender cotton"

   This is a delightful topiary plant, non-edible, that you see
featured in the higher end catalogs around Christmas time.

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Top 20 Herbs For Container Pots

Herb Pots With Live Herb Plants Growing

20 Top Herbs for Pots

    Containers are great for growing herbs because of the ability to control the climate.  By moving an herb pot one can remove cold, increase heat, absorb moisture and many other aspects of growth necessary for successfully growing and using herbs.  Many people live in areas such as apartments, condos, on sandy or clay soil and do not have outside areas to grow herbs.  Containers offer not only garden areas but also add to the beauty of landscaping with herbs.   This guide is intended to help you choose live herb plants that do well in containers and also blend together for beauty and function.

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Anise, A Flavoring Heritage Herb

Anise (Pimpinella Anisum, Linn.), an annual herb of the natural order Umbellifer√¶. It is a native of southwestern Asia, northern Africa and south-eastern Europe, whence it has been introduced by man throughout the Mediterranean region, into Germany, and to some extent into other temperate regions of both hemispheres, but seems not to be known anywhere in the wild state or as an escape from gardens. To judge from its mention in the Scriptures (Matthew xxiii, 23), it was highly valued as a cultivated crop prior to our era, not only in Palestine, but elsewhere in the East. Many Greek and Roman authors, especially Dioscorides, Theophrastus, Pliny and Paladius, wrote more or less fully of its cultivation and uses.

Anise in Flower and in Fruit
Anise in Flower and in Fruit

From their days to the present it seems to have enjoyed general popularity. In the ninth century, Charlemagne commanded that it be grown upon the imperial farms;

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Costmary - The Bible Marker Herb


   Costmary is an "old-fashioned" herb which gardeners are beginning to re-discover. In the Victorian era, nearly every kitchen gardner grew this sweetly scented plant. The many different names given to the herb all relate to its fragrance ~ Scented Salvia, Farmers' Salvia, Balm Leaf, or Fragrant Leaf. In Europe, this plant is called simply Balm.


    The reference to Sage or Salvia should be regarded as a mark of respect for the plant, not an indication that it belongs to the Salvia family. It is a member of the Chrysanthemum family. Originating in the Orient, where it has been used for generations to give food a piquant flavor. It has also been used to clear, flavour and preserve beer. Fresh, young leaves may be added sparingly to salads, soups, bread and cold beverages. Costmary can be used like mint in beverages and iced soups. Use the leaves sparingly in carrot soup, green salads and fruit salads, with game, or in poultry stuffing and fruit cakes. It is delicious on peas and new potatoes.

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