Lavender is a beautiful flowering herb that grows in bushy shrubs that get larger each year. A full grown lavender bush yields 7 – 8 bunches of lavender, which can then be dried and used in cooking or to make sweet-scented sachets and other crafts. Pruning and harvesting lavender properly ensures the longevity of the plant, which can keep producing flowers for decades if you’re lucky.
Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which includes many other herbs. The name “rosemary” derives from the Latin for “dew” (ros) and “sea” (marinus), or “dew of the sea”. The plant is also sometimes called anthos, from the ancient Greek word ἄνθος, meaning “flower”.Step 1 and beyond to learn the right way to prune and harvest lavender.
Garden sage (Salvia officinalis, common sage) and its cultivars are frequently grown in both herb gardens and among ornamentals. Few people, however, take full advantage of their garden sage. You’re thinking that the next piece of advice will be that we should all slog through the mud Thanksgiving morning to harvest fresh sage for the turkey stuffing?