Herbs have such a huge range of uses in the garden. First thing that catches the attention of people is the beautiful foliage and flowers of herbs. They come in so many textures and colors, the planting possibilities are endless. Then the fragrances produced by herbs capture the attention. Scented plantings throughout the yard creates a personal engagement with people and plants. People are drawn to rub these plants to release the smells through the yard. People are not the only ones that notice this, beneficial insects are drawn to these plants. Herbs are a great way to increase the number of pollinators, like the incredibly important honey bees, and other beneficial insects.
Through history herbs major role has been for cooking and medicinal use. The impact the fresh herbs from the home garden has on cooking is remarkable. Fresh herbs make every recipe just seem to have richer flavor and more appealing aroma. Then you add in the health benefits and medicinal uses of herbs and it is almost mind blowing. Herbs are used in teas, taken in pure form in edibles, used as topicals and more. Herbs are a plant that should be present in every home and/or landscape.