I am continually searching for the best and most unique plants to adorn my yard and gardens. So to share my own findings with you, this summer I’ll discuss my favorite plants: those that are growing beautifully and working well in my own garden. This way, you’ll gain some insight into a variety of plants that are available to add to your yard! Sometimes new plants don’t always perform well, a fact I have learned many times. But I’m always willing to try again and you should be too!
It’s all about herbs
As an avid gardener and aspiring chef, I love and crave fresh herbs. Herbal varieties and flavors add so much depth and “summer” taste to any dish. The more types of herbs you have, the more you can experiment with your cuisine. For instance, why not try basil in sweets or rosemary in a cocktail? As you try new things, you’ll learn that many herbs are underutilized in the kitchen and can miraculously take any recipe from mundane to show-stopping.
Where to start
Herbs are so versatile, but it’s important to have a variety. Basil, rosemary, Greek oregano, sage, thyme, Italian oregano, and curled parsley are just a few necessities to start with. Each can be used often in your cooking and baking. At The Gray Boxwood Farm, herbs have become a staple in many of our summer dishes and drinks because they capture the essence of summer flavors.
I can’t wait to share my basil and fresh berry cake. Stay tuned for it in the coming weeks!
Try out the following herbs and watch as they transform your meals:
For a great Rosemary-Basil simple syrup and accompanying cocktail, check out this recipe!
You can see that herbs have many uses. As you grow your own, you will learn to use them in new and amazing ways! Grow them in your backyard and become excited to use them with ease. Toss in a fresh salad and create new cocktails that are memorable and fresh.