Just wanted to show off my herb garden 😉 I did a quick-n-dirty blur on the background, to make it easier to see the herbs. The tree on the left is a Japanese maple and there’s another tree on the right, in the clay pot – can’t remember what it is. And the other tree in the middle right is bay laurel. Yup, it grows as a tree here.
This started off as a flower garden in the middle of the back yard. Then we moved my herbs into it, expanded it, and just keep adding more things to it. I think it needs to be expanded again 😉 And next year, I’m definitely moving the fennel somewhere else (that’s the tall, gray-green stuff to the right of and behind the birdbath). It just takes up too much space and shades some of the other herbs.
Off the top of my head, we have thyme, lemon thyme, rosemary, sage, tarragon, Italian parsley, bay, purple basil, sweet basil, Thai basil, Greek oregano, dill (still going, although I have to pick off flowers almost every day), cilantro (almost done) and mint in a strawberry jar on the patio, to keep it from taking over.