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Herb's Medicinal Herb garden

Garden Type: Herb | Sun: Partial Sun | Soil: Combination | Established: 2007 | Organic

My Frontyard garden concentrates on Medicinal Herbs although I do have a few culinary herbs in there too.

Some of the herbs I am currently growing in my garden: Herb Robert, Elderberry, Comfrey, Sage, Calendula, Borage, Lavender, Jerusalem Sage, Holly Hock, Mugwort, Sorrel, Rue, Parsely, Sage, Pinapple Sage, Comfrey, Borage, Tarragon, Lemon Thyme, regular Thyme, Oregano, Marjoram, Ginger, Garlic, Rosemary, Southernwood, Leek, Lime Verbena, Lemon Verbena, Lemon Grass, Lemon Balm, Salad Burnet, Gotu Kola, Brahmi, Pennyroyal, Mint, Aloe Vera, Pyrethrum, Curry Plant…

An outdoor organic garden located in Adelaide, Australia, Herb's Medicinal Herb garden currently contains 39 plants.

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Plantings

  • Ginkgo Biloba

    Ginkgo Biloba

    Ginkgo biloba

    Transplanted on 23 Apr 08 This Ginko Biloba plant was given to us by a fr...

    • 2
    • 0
    • 1
    • Neutral
  • Basil 'Lettuce'

    Basil 'Lettuce'

    Ocimum basilicum

    Sown on 11 Nov 07 Just for something different, to add a bit of v...

    • 0
    • 1
    • 2
  • Basil 'Sweet'

    Basil 'Sweet'

    Ocimum basilicum

    Sown on 11 Nov 07 Basil everywhere. I planted about ten seedling...

    • 0
    • 0
    • 1
  • Chervil 'Anise'

    Chervil 'Anise'

    Myrrhis odorata

    Sown on 08 Nov 07 Bought this one at the Herb Day last weekend. ...

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
  • Salad Burnet

    Salad Burnet

    Pimpinella saxifraga

    Sown on 08 Nov 07 Bought this at the Herb Day to replace an old o...

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
  • Kale 'Russian'

    Kale 'Russian'

    Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group)

    Sown on 07 Nov 07 Another herb that I got at the Herb Day. I put...

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
  • Lettuce

    Lettuce

    Lactuca sativa

    Sown on 07 Nov 07 The rest of the lettuce that wasn't planted in ...

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
  • Lettuce 'Red'

    Lettuce 'Red'

    Lactuca sativa

    Sown on 07 Nov 07 From the Herb Day. Planted it in the white box...

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
  • Parsley 'Flat-leaf'

    Parsley 'Flat-leaf'

    Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum

    Sown on 07 Nov 07 I was recently admiring LindaMae's flat leaf pa...

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
  • Kale 'Chou Moullier'

    Kale 'Chou Moullier'

    Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group)

    Sown on 29 Sep 07 I bought some Kale seeds from Diggers ages ago ...

    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
  • Elderberry

    Elderberry

    Sambucus canadensis

    Sown on 24 Aug 07 I planted the original Elderberry a few years a...

  • Mugwort

    Mugwort

    Artemisia vulgaris

    Sown on 21 Aug 07 Mugwort is a wonderful herb and I regard it hig...

    • 6
    • 0
    • 0
  • Protea

    Protea

    Leucadendron

    Sown on 04 Aug 07 A gift from Anna's Mum, it came in a small pot....

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
  • Borage

    Borage

    Borago officinalis

    Sown on 31 Jul 07 One of my favourite herbs. I collect the flowe...

  • Tarragon

    Tarragon

    Artemisia dracunculus

    Sown on 31 Jul 07 Like almost all my culinary herbs, tarragon sit...

    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
  • Garlic 'Elephant'

    Garlic 'Elephant'

    Allium ampeloprasum var. ampeloprasum

    Sown on 29 Jul 07 My friend Andrew gave a handful of these bulbs ...

    • 3
    • 0
    • 0
  • Sunflower 'Eclipse'

    Sunflower 'Eclipse'

    Helianthus annuus

    Sown on 29 Jul 07 I got these seed from Andrew. and planted three...

  • Herb Robert

    Herb Robert

    Geranium robertianum

    Sown on 01 Jul 07 Its a type of geranium with many medicinal prop...

    • 4
    • 0
    • 0
  • Stinging Nettle - Urtica Dioica

    Stinging Nettle - Urtica Dioica

    Urtica dioica

    Transplanted on 01 Jul 07 This was given to us by Anna's Mum. She grows ...

    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • Very Happy
  • Marjoram 'Wild'

    Marjoram 'Wild'

    Origanum vulgare

    Sown on 18 Aug 06 I'd forgotten I'd planted this one last year as...

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
  • Curry Plant

    Curry Plant

    Helichrysum italicum

    Sown on 02 Sep 05 Planted from a pot. The curry plant is a per...

  • Sorrel

    Sorrel

    Rumex acetosa

    Sown on 01 Sep 05 Sorrel is a tangy herb. I use one or two small...

    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
  • Thyme

    Thyme

    Thymus vulgaris

    Sown on 02 Jul 05 This gnarly old Thyme is planted in the top of ...

    • 3
    • 0
    • 0
  • Yarrow

    Yarrow

    Achillea taygetea

    Sown on 07 Aug 04 Family: Asteraceae Common Names: yarrow, milfo...

  • Peppermint

    Peppermint

    Mentha x piperita

    Sown on 03 Jul 04 Peppermint is taking over a bit. It tends to g...

    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
  • Brahmi

    Brahmi

    Bacopa monnieri

    Sown on 20 Apr 02 I bought a little tub of this for a few dollars...

  • Jerusalem Sage

    Jerusalem Sage

    Phlomis fruticosa

    Sown on 01 Jun 97 This was the only plant in my garden before I a...

    • 9
    • 0
    • 0
  • Comfrey

    Comfrey

    Symphytum officinale

    Being a Capricorn Comfrey is one of my favourit...

    • 3
    • 3
    • 0
  • Gotu Kola

    Gotu Kola

    Centella asiatica

    I have a few of these scattered around the gard...

    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
  • Hollyhock

    Hollyhock

    Alcea rosea

    Planted this one next to the Jerusalem Sage abo...

    • 5
    • 1
    • 0
  • Lemon Balm

    Lemon Balm

    Melissa officinalis

    There are a few patches of Lemon Balm around th...

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
  • Lemon Verbena

    Lemon Verbena

    Aloysia triphylla

    I have two large Lemon Verbena trees that are s...

    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
  • Lime Verbena

    Lime Verbena

    Aloysia triphylla

    I planted the Lime Verbena and the same time as...

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
  • Parsley 'Curly'

    Parsley 'Curly'

    Petroselinum crispum var. crispum

    Another Parsley that just 'popped up' in the ga...

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
  • Persimmon

    Persimmon

    Diospyros

    Anna & I love persimmons so we bought a tree a ...

    • 3
    • 0
    • 0
  • Rosemary

    Rosemary

    Rosmarinus officinalis

    I have several Rosemary plants in my garden. T...

    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
  • Rue

    Rue

    Ruta graveolens

    I grew this one near where the dogs enter the g...

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
  • Sage 'Common'

    Sage 'Common'

    Salvia officinalis

    I planted this sage plant in 2004 sometime I th...

  • Thyme 'Lemon'

    Thyme 'Lemon'

    Thymus citriodorus

    The fragrant Lemon Thyme, likewise grown in gar...

    • 1
    • 0
    • 0

Comments

  • kelly

    kelly wrote:

    What a fantastic and diverse herb garden you have!

    Posted on 13 Sep 07 (about 7 years ago)

  • Herb

    Herb wrote:

    Thanks Kelly!

    Posted on 14 Sep 07 (about 7 years ago)

  • Harvester

    Harvester wrote:

    I am proud to say that I have spent some time in this front yard haven of ’erbs and there is some very fine work going on in the backyard too …

    Posted on 14 Sep 07 (about 7 years ago)

  • Herb

    Herb wrote:

    Awww thanks Harv.

    Perhaps you’d like to come over and have another cup of herbal tea in the garden sometime?

    Posted on 14 Sep 07 (about 7 years ago)

  • mondomuse

    mondomuse wrote:

    I’ve grown many herbs throughout the years, but you seem to have a flair for the exotic and unusual, as well as medicinal. Outstanding documentation for medicinal uses of certain herbs. The garden photo with the hollyhocks and jerusalem sage… well, totally stellar. Great job! You’ve made some wonderful contributions to this fledgling garden site.

    Posted on 22 Sep 07 (almost 7 years ago)

  • Herb

    Herb wrote:

    Thank you Mondomuse!
    I’ve still got more to add.
    I’ve been admiring your garden also.

    Posted on 23 Sep 07 (almost 7 years ago)

  • m

    m wrote:

    oh! I am saving this page for further reference! Your pictures are beautiful, but your commentary is just excellent! Thank you for taking the time to write out so much helpful information!!! :o) mary

    Posted on 24 Sep 07 (almost 7 years ago)

  • Herb

    Herb wrote:

    Thanks a lot Mary.
    I’ve just added more details on more herbs. Most of the descriptions of the Medicinal Properties come from www.botanical.com

    Posted on 24 Sep 07 (almost 7 years ago)

  • mondomuse

    mondomuse wrote:

    Herb, thanks again for your comments and observations in my garden area. You recently mentioned your attempts at photographing the humming bird-like eastern spinebill. Here is a thought (I did this recently with success), why not load a video camera with a one hour tape and place it on a tripod aimed at the location where this bird hangs out. Turn the camera on, and step away. Chances are you will catch a glimpse of this bird, and some other wildlife in the process. Then, you can take still images from the footage and post them here. I will be posting some hummingbird pics soon, and ya know it makes one wonder if Folia might want to accommodate wildlife and insect photos as well.

    Posted on 27 Sep 07 (almost 7 years ago)

  • Herb

    Herb wrote:

    Thats a great idea Mondomuse! Unfortunately I don’t have a video camera but I do have video capability on my little point and shoot Sanyo Xacti though so I’ll give it a go on that.

    Posted on 27 Sep 07 (almost 7 years ago)

  • Gardenerd

    Gardenerd wrote:

    Herb, you’re garden is beautiful. I’ll be keeping tabs on this one :)

    Posted on 11 Oct 07 (almost 7 years ago)

  • Herb

    Herb wrote:

    Thank you Gardenerd, I’ll be keep an eye on your Carnivorous Plant Garden too. :-)

    Posted on 11 Oct 07 (almost 7 years ago)

  • Arkantos

    Arkantos wrote:

    oops, double post!

    and the delete button aint working!

    Posted on 14 Oct 07 (almost 7 years ago)

  • Arkantos

    Arkantos wrote:

    nice collection!

    how did you get your hands on so many indian medicinal plants, with you sitting in australia?
    want some more?

    Ark!

    Posted on 14 Oct 07 (almost 7 years ago)

  • Herb

    Herb wrote:

    Hey Ark, I was only just saying on the forum ‘Wishlist’ topic that I can’t wait to share herbs with others. Lets wait a couple of weeks until that kicks in and we’ll do a swap to test it out eh?

    Posted on 14 Oct 07 (almost 7 years ago)

  • hank

    hank wrote:

    Spectacular garden. Well presented. Beautifully done. I look forward to going though it in detail.

    Posted on 22 Oct 07 (almost 7 years ago)

  • Greerish

    Greerish wrote:

    Nicely done and really useful. I’ll have to keep an eye on this.

    Posted on 26 Oct 07 (almost 7 years ago)

  • Herb

    Herb wrote:

    Thanks Hank and Greerish. You are both welcome to hang out in my garden anytime. I’ll be here pottering away somewhere.

    Posted on 27 Oct 07 (almost 7 years ago)

  • LindaMae

    LindaMae wrote:

    Hi there
    Did you get around to the flat leaf parsley? Thanks for your comment on my herb garden – sadly this isn’t going well but your lovely garden gives me good cause for hope. I will think about re-planting in the spring and will perhaps be a bit more detailed in making choices.

    Posted on 06 Nov 07 (almost 7 years ago)

  • Herb

    Herb wrote:

    Hi Linda Mae, Well here is the weird thing. I noticed a flat leaf parsley has magically just popped up in the garden. Must be a stray seed from last year or from the compost. I often have things sprouting up uninvited and its great when its herbs and not weeds.

    Posted on 06 Nov 07 (almost 7 years ago)

  • LindaMae

    LindaMae wrote:

    How are you doing? I have begun again with more success this year and was thinking of you and your lovely garden and hope that you have not lost too many plants in the drought through the summer.

    Posted on 02 May 08 (over 6 years ago)

  • tanya_shar

    tanya_shar wrote:

    Wow. I am in awe of your huge collection of herbs.

    Absolutely amazing!

    Posted on 16 Aug 08 (about 6 years ago)

  • Herb

    Herb wrote:

    Hi Linda, I did loose a fair bit but have started again now. I have another water tank and will get a third soon to stave off the dry times during this year’s summer. I’ll be putting more effort in to ‘drought-proofing’ the garden too.

    Thanks Tanya!

    Posted on 25 Aug 08 (about 6 years ago)

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