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Herb Garden Photos - A Gallery

Updated on November 22, 2011
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Photos inside an herb garden

Herb gardens have to be one of the oldest kinds, if we look back into history. From herbs being used medicinally to being used a spice for foods, they seem to have always been a part of the lives of humans.

I love to grow herbs, and really only began growing them more seriously about 8 years ago. My boys have helped me to plan and grow herbs in the past too. It was such a fun thing to do together. I like to grow them in pots and actually use them as I can. I like to grow them inside and currently am growing some thyme from seed. The little seedlings are doing well.

Come along with me as we view some herbs that grow in an herb garden, as well as see some of the blooms that come with those.

Photos of an Herb Garden

Photo 1 - Herb gardeners love to use design very often, and it brings so much to the visual appeal of an herb garden. I love the use of brick here and design and the benches to sit on as needed. If I could replicate a garden like this for my own herb garden I would love that! This photo is taken at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Photo 2 - The amazing basil plant, in full bloom here. I love basil and use it at least once every week in my cooking. To keep it growing strong, you need to pinch back the beginnings of flowering buds which signals the plants to keep producing leaves. If you let it go, it will go to flower like this which is fine if its the end of the season. The strength of the plant pours into making the flowers and then seeds and cuts back on leaf production.

Photo 3 - A very favorite plant, the aloe vera plant. Who hasn't heard about the wonderful healing properties of aloe vera, say for a burn? If you have never tried it, you can feel relief by putting some of the juice of an aloe vera plant right on a burn after its been cleansed. People use the juice also for many other things. A super plant in regards to health and healing.

Photo 4 - A big bumblebee is visiting some bunched up little white flowers on an herb plant. One of my favorite things is to see bees or butterflies enjoying flowers like this.

Photo 5 - Bright pink or red flowers blooming in the herb garden. Its nice to try out new herbs because you never know which will give some great colors like the ones shown in this hub. While people often are going for the leaves or even roots, the flowers add a traditional beautiful touch to gardens that most everyone loves.

Photo 6 - Super bright orange flowers blooming on a plant in the herb garden. Notice the round globe shaped poms on the stems. What an interesting plant, this one is new to me.

Photo 7 - A round little fountain in the herb garden, surrounded by a medicinal flower that has been shown to help fight some cancers. Its an amazing plant, when all along I thought it was just another pretty flower.

Photo 8 - Gateway in or out of the herb garden. I love the black iron fence surrounding this particular garden. It adds such a nice touch and is so pretty.

Photo 9 - Little red pom flowers growing in the herb garden. I love the bright red cheeriness this brings to the garden, just lovely!

Photo 10 - This pomegranate was growing in the herb garden as well. I love pomegranates, the fruit and the juice both. There is so much still being learned about the benefits of pomegranate and much more.

* I was happy to find so many blooming herbs, as often that is not what people are going for that grow herbs to use. Except for herbs like chamomile, which the flower itself is often used.

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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Mary, I would love to grow Aloe in my yard, but it won't survive the freezes we get. I am going to grow some inside though. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. :) There are prepared aloe juices some people use, that I have heard of. I agree though, taking it straight from the plant would be slimey.

      F, Thanks so much!

      Phoenixarizona, thank you!

      Simone, I appreciate your visit and comment. You could start your herb garden in small pots, and grow from there perhaps one day. That is what I did before, and it was great.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      I would love to have an herb garden someday. This is quite an inspirational Hub!

    • phoenixarizona profile image

      phoenixarizona 

      6 years ago from Australia

      Absolutely divine!

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      6 years ago

      Some great photos. Voted up.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      I have some Aloe Vera in my yard. I wouldn't be without it. I use it for bee stings. I have a friend who takes it by mouth for her stomach ulcers. It's so slimey, I don't think I could swallow it. Another beautiful Hub!

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