Spring is in the air! There are buds and even flowers peeking out already. This time of year is a great time to start a garden, or just to plant a few pots.
We'd like to share some of our favorite herbs with you. They will remind you of some of your favorite Southern Natural soaps, because we use their essential oils as fragrance. These herbs are perfect for new gardeners to get started, and they are delightful even for experienced gardeners, too.
- Lavender - Pollinators like bees and butterflies love the purple flowers! Lavender can make a fragrant flower arrangement, and when it has dried up, you can make potpourri out of the leaves and flowers.
- Mint - This herb is a favorite for new gardeners! There's nothing as refreshing as a glass of iced mint tea in the summertime, so get your mint going now.This plant will survive just about anything with minimal care.
- Rosemary - There are many varieties of rosemary, so you can easily find one that fits your space. Some grow bushy and tall, while others stay small and compact. Fresh rosemary is great to have handy for use when you're grilling something savory.
- Lemongrass - Growing lemongrass is so simple, it's just a matter of sticking it in the ground and waiting for it to grow. Lemongrass has a citrus scent that mosquitoes hate, so it's always a nice addition to any garden. It's also great for adding to soups or curries.
Aren't they lovely? They smell wonderful, too! If you start a small plot outside or even create a windowsill herb garden for yourself, you can enjoy them for yourself all summer long.