Medicinal Gardens

admin September 28th, 2010

My herb garden

(Ok, that’s not my herb garden, it is the herb gardens at Villandry in France.  The umm…castle could give it away, plus the unnatural tidiness which isn’t a characteristic of any garden of mine.  But I wish I had one like it!)

I want people to have on hand the plants they need to be well, and I find that many people are mystified by the project of beginning a medicinal garden, or finding information about growing plants.  So my goal is to offer people seeds and plants that combine well to make gardens that cover both general and specific goals, and to give you the information you need to take these kits and turn them into something valuable for you. 

I have not yet put together the full kits or their materials – that will be available in late winter here.  In the meantime, here are some suggestions for garden combinations you may want to put together yourself.

An Ornamental Herb Garden – wonderful because you can put it right in the front yard, this combination brings together plants with deep medicinal value that are also gorgeous together.  In general, herbs don’t need super-high fertility or your best soil.  They will, however, require good drainage (unless they are wetland herbs) and adequate sun for their needs.  You should also be wary of growing them in contaminated soil. 

Full Sun Perennial combination: Feverfew, Skullcap, Yarrow, Mongolian Yarrow, Cowslip, Tansy, Pleurisy Root, Arnica, Echinacea Purpurea, Yellow Bedstraw, Lobelia, Pinks, Wild Indigo, Maypop, Rue, Mother of Thyme

Damp Spot/Rain Garden/Wetland Perennial Combo: Marshmallow, Cardinal Flower, Blue Vervain, Wood Betony, Meadowsweet, Valerian, Heartsease, Applemint, Wild Bergamot, Gravelroot

Shady Perennials: Lady’s Mantle, Variegated Periwinkle, Lungwort, Wild Ginger, Bearberry, Wintergreen, Goldenseal, Black Cohosh, Partridgeberry, Lady’s Slipper

Coming Soon – More Gardens including:

A Full Sun Annual Herb Garden

A Pregnancy and Nursing Mother’s Garden

A Children’s Herb Garden

A General-Purpose Medicinal Garden

and More!

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2 Responses to “Medicinal Gardens”

  1. I have not yet put together the full kits or their materials – that will be available in late winter here. In the meantime, here are some suggestions for garden combinations you may want to put together yourself.

  2. fake oakley says:

    I have not yet put together the full kits or their materials – that will be available in late winter here.

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