This spring I found that oregano, parsley, and fennel had completely taken control of the garden. There was also a healthy sage plant that returned this spring.
I found dill and cilantro scattered throughout my flower gardens. Long ago I realized that when plants re-seed themselves it does not necessarily mean it will be in the same garden where they started. And so, for now, I have a tall, bushy cilantro plant among my roses and perennials, doing very nicely there, thank you very much!
However, as I wanted a few herbs besides the aforementioned control freaks, I decided it was time to clean out my bed and plant a few more.
The oregano was a monster plant and I had to get a large shovel and put some effort into removing that one. The parsley, sage, and fennel were a little easier to remove. I left a little section of all four plants and then added dill, rosemary, chives, and cilantro. Yes, I am a cilantro fanatic and I figure once this one gets going, I can get the rogue plant out of my flower bed.
It was hard work, but the end result was worth it. I love cooking with herbs. They add so much to ordinary food, like potatoes, chicken, and vegetables. I will post more on that in the coming weeks and give some ideas for recipes.
But, for now, why don't you find a little corner to grow a few herbs? I will give you a few ideas next week for great herbs with which to get started.
Have a great weekend!