Homeowners nowadays prefer aestheticism along with utility purposes, and gardening is no exception. Adding plants that grow beautiful blossoms with the benefits of herbs is the most modern and intelligent way to decorate the lawn. In fact, one can include flowering herbs in their indoor plantation or hanging garden for the kitchen. Here are some herbs with beautiful flowers:
Angelica can reach a height of 1.5 m and yields huge umbellifers with light green or white blossoms. The plants quickly self-seed and are excellent for gardens that are friendly to biodiversity. The licorice-flavored leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. Roots and seeds can be used for flavor, while stalks and young stems are peeled to be used like celery or crystalized for cake tops.
Rosemary is an evergreen shrub that looks like a fir or spruce tree because of its dark green, needle-like leaves. In the summer, rosemary plants blossom with little white or purple flowers that lend vibrant pops of color to the bush’s green. Rosemary leaves can be added to marinades, sauces, and seasoning blends. The leaves can also be frozen in water, infused with oil, or dried and preserved for later use.
Chives are a lovely perennial that only needs a small amount of space in the garden. They grow up to a foot tall and come out of the bulbs as branches. The blossoms of chives look like little puffballs and have a pinkish-purple color that accentuates the aesthetic of the garden. Along with adding taste to many recipes, the blossoms can be used to adorn the landscape all summer long. Chives can be added to salads or used to season dips.
In the summer, spearmint produces spikes of pale purple, almost lilac-colored flowers. Spearmint grows well in soil that ranges from slightly draining to well-draining. One can dry spearmint leaves to use in teas and other dishes.
With lovely, daisy-like yellow and white blossoms, chamomile is one of the low-maintenance flowering herbs. German chamomile is an annual, whereas Roman chamomile is a perennial. However, German chamomile easily reseeds, so new plants keep sprouting up. Both kinds are drought-tolerant and can thrive in full or partial light. Usually, dried chamomile flowers are used to produce a relaxing herbal drink.
Lavender is undoubtedly the most well-known of all herbs, with lovely blossoms. Once grown, lavender is sturdy and drought-resistant. It grows beautifully in a container or garden and adds a striking splash of color to a flowerbed. Its fragrant blossoms can be dried and used in sauces, potpourri, candles, soaps, lotions, and flower arrangements.
Pineapple sage, known as this due to its pineapple-like aroma, blooms in late summer and early fall and produces long shoots or brilliant red flowers. The leaves can be dried, added to teas, or used as a garnish. The edible red blossoms can be used in salads, teas, and floral arrangements, as well as as garnish, as they go well with food.
Growing herbs in the backyard does not have to be limited to cooking, spices, or medical purposes. Many of these valuable plants can also be highly spectacular and gorgeous. Many flowering herbs have lovely blossoms like those mentioned above that can give the herb garden different varieties and colors.