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How to Grow Herb Garden Flowers

Quite often, herbs are used for cooking, house cleaning, or to heal certain ailments. These traditional uses for these plants have been around for years. Most of the knowledge of these plants and growing them are rooted in these uses. In fact, ancient herb gardeners were not only doctors, but they were also the best cooks.

A new and upcoming use for herbs is for decorative purposes. To grow plants for the sake of their flowers is quite common among flower gardeners. However, it is starting to become popular among those who grow herbs as well. This is because herb flowers come in many different colors, fragrances, and can be really delicate or pretty to look at, which is something many flower gardeners like.

To grow herb flowers, not only brings beauty to your garden, but it makes your garden quite useful as well! Some herb flowers can make teas, remedies, or lovely potpourris or natural air fresheners. Decorative purposes around the home are also one way to use your herb flowers, filling your house with delicate bouquets that many people are sure to admire!

Growing herb flowers is not at all difficult. The first step to growing herb garden flowers is to look for which plants produce the type of flowers you would like to have. Next, look at how tall the plants will get. These two factors will help you decide where in your garden to place them. This is especially important for plants grown for decorative purposes.

Next, simply grow the plants! Just grow whatever herb it is you want the flower of. Most plants will eventually flower because all plants have the goal to create seeds in order to propagate. The seeds of herb plants are all in flowers. To grow herb flowers also means that you will have seeds for your next crop constantly on hand.

Like all plants, your herb flowers will need sunlight and water. Other than that, it will require weeding, pruning, and possible replanting if the plants get too big. Your plants will require the exact same amount of attention all your other plants or herbs will need. Actually, it may need less since herbs tend to be no fuss plants.

While the herb has not flowered, you can use the leaves in your cooking (assuming that it is the leaves you need from that particular plant). Once the flowers bud and bloom, however, the leaves will lose its flavor because the plant is concentrating on its blossoming flowers. If you want to grow herb garden plants for flowers, and for herbs as well, it's best to grow two plants (one for each purpose) so you can have the best of both worlds!