Herbs as cut flowers
This past weekend I picked up some Burpee herbs from my local garden center to add to my cut flower garden. That's right! There are many herbs that make great additions to your garden bouquets. Some of them have attractive flowers, and their foliage makes a unique and long-lasting filler. In fact, the stems from this Burpee Peppermint have lasted for about three rotations of spring flowers on my dining room table! This week it is paired with hyacinths.
The steps to keeping your herbs fresh and perky in the vase are the same as how you would care for any other flowers you're snipping to bring into the house:
- Cut early in the morning or later in the evening, or whenever the sun is not beating down
- Cut stems at an angle for maximum water absorption
- Change water daily
Here are a few of my favorite herbs that I am growing this year to fill both my flower vases — and my belly:
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