I love adding perennial herbs to my shrub and border gardens. Not only do they add their heady fragrance, they also provide unusual color and texture to the gardens, and most are evergreen in this region.
Here are some favorites served-up in a tin and presented in front of a Christmas themed display on my buffet.
Along with the common and official names I’m providing symbolic meanings for each from the “Language of Flowers”. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalisis) symbol for love, remembrance and good luck, is budding and has a couple open blossoms on the stems. Sage (Salvia officinalis) represents long life, esteem and health, and makes a nice tea to settle the stomach. Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) signifies activity and provides some small-leaved texture to the arrangement, while lavender (Lavandula), looking like it’s covered in frost, offers serenity, grace and calmness.
Cheers to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for a reason to wander my mostly drab and damp gardens on this cloudy Boxing Day!