What Type Of Garden Should You Grow?

What type of garden should you grow? Now is a great time to determine the layouts of your upcoming gardens. With your seed catalogs in hand, sit down and decide what you will plant where, and what you will move, divide, or dig out. Do you need to start a new garden or two? Start plotting it out on paper now. Here are some garden samples, and a few good plants to include:

1. A Kitchen or Culinary Herb Garden– Place this garden within easy reach of your kitchen door. If the garden is handy you will be more likely to slip out, and snip some herbs to throw in your soup, or dip. Some great herbs to include, Coriander, Thyme, Lavender, Mint (in pots if you are afraid it will be invasive), Basil, Rosemary, Chives, Fennel, Garlic, Oregano, Lemon Balm, Dill, Sage, and, Tarragon. You may also want to throw in some edible flowers such as Scented Geraniums, Calendula, or nasturtiums, just to name a few.

2. A Butterfly Garden– Here is a great Butterfly Garden Site

3. A Shade Garden– Include hostas of varying colors. In zone 5 some other great plants for shade include, Ostrich Fern, Lady’s Mantle, Sweet Woodruff, Astilbe, and Lungwort. You can also include a few Impatians every spring to add instant color and splash.

There are many other specialty gardens out there. Once I start I can’t stop. I have several specialty gardens and borders in my back yard. I think it is an addiction. I am addicted to gardening!

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