Spring Herbs

TOP HERBS TO CONSIDER THIS SPRING

There are many herbs you could consider this Spring for your own Herb Garden but here are some top ones in my opinion.

Chamomile

Chamomile- A gentle calming herb. Daisy like flowers are used to make a relaxing teas. Flowers can be steeped in hot water either fresh or dried.… Read the rest

Opening Soon!

APRIL 30, 2022 GREENHOUSE, GIFTSHOP AND ONLINE STORE OPENING

NEW HOURS OF OPERATION FROM MAY-SEPTEMBER WILL BE WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY 10-5/ WEEKENDS 10-1

We will be open once again for the season as of April 30, 2022.

Our on site shop in the Comfrey Cottage will be open again, don’t forget to visit our lovely loft upstairs.… Read the rest

Northern Roots

Northern Roots is springing into the 2022 season at The Herb Garden!

Northern Roots is a new local grower dedicated to producing beautiful and resilient native perennials. We specialize in species native to North America; most of the plants we offer are native to our local eco-region. Northern Roots is committed to using sustainable production models to grow hardy local species that can weather our changing climate.… Read the rest

Barn Wedding Favours

SUGGESTIONS THAT SUIT AN OUTDOOR WEDDING

There is something beautiful and warm when it comes to all things rustic. So it’s no surprise that rustic weddings are popular. If you have decided to give away wedding favours, and FYI not everyone does. But if you do, and you want something your guests will love… why not try something that suits a rustic wedding.… Read the rest

Herbal Teas

WARM AND COZY COMFORT TEAS


Herbal tea, also known as tisanes, are made from steeping herbs, flowers, spices, or dried fruit in water. Herbal tea is easy to brew and doesn’t need to be as precise as making regular tea like black or green tea. Herbal tea doesn’t get bitter like black or green tea does when you steep it longer.… Read the rest

Gardening for Mental Health

REDUCING DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY BY SPENDING TIME OUTDOORS

Mental Health has become a subject that most, if not all of us, have had to address in some way. Put your mental health first and get some self care by gardening this Spring. Outdoor time is proven to help relieve stress and increase mental wellness.… Read the rest

Eco-Friendly Confetti

OUTDOOR WEDDING CONFETTI ALTERNATIVES

The Herb Garden only allows biodegradable confetti. So what are some earth friendly alternatives for confetti if you are having an outdoor wedding?

Dried flowers or leaves are perfect but so are fresh petals and leaves!

A meaningful way to celebrate your treasured day is to have petals from a relative or grandmother’s garden, or even flower petals that remind you of a special childhood garden.… Read the rest

Edible Flowers

EDIBLE FLOWERS MAKE YOUR GARDEN PRETTY BUT CAN ALSO ADD FLAVOUR TO MEALS

A flower’s main job is to be beautiful – they attract pollinators in order to produce seeds. Not only do they make your garden look pretty but thy can also add interesting flavours to your meals.

Edible flowers to try in your 2022 garden:

pansy, nasturtium, chive, rose, lavender, angelica, anise hyssop, basil flowers, borage, calendula, and chamomile.… Read the rest

Herb of the Year

2022 – VIOLA

Each year since 1995 the International Herb Association picks one herb. This year is the Viola.

Violet, Pansy, Heartsease, are all part of the genus Viola. They are edible, medicinal and beautiful. Often used in early spring or late fall containers since they tolerate cold.

Pansy and violet flowers are edible.… Read the rest

Celebrate a New Year

HERB COCKTAIL INSPIRATION TO CELEBRATE 2022!

For me at least, it feels like 2021 has lasted forever. I’m ready to look ahead to 2022 and all it’s potential.

I’ll likely raise a glass of cheer and welcome 2022 with a fun festive drink either with a herb garnish or as an infused flavour.… Read the rest