Herbs are beautiful choices for both your yard and cooking adventures. Most can be planted from early spring until late fall and need virtually no maintenance once established. The favorites listed here are all drought tolerant, need minor trimming in the winter and are versatile in the kitchen. Use fresh herbs in your soups, salads, cocktails, meat and fish dishes, even desserts. All have medicinal properties, too, and many are used in tinctures and teas for various ailments. (Check out your local hippie haven like The Herb Shoppe on Southeast Hawthorne for more information on how to make soothing herbal balms, tea blends and elixirs.)
Starts are available at most garden centers all summer long—try Garden Fever or Marbott’s Nursery (both in Northeast Portland) to purchase these nine winners for your fragrant kitchen herb garden.
Read the original Neighbodhood Notes article for more herbalicious info.