Demonstration Herb Garden
By Garreta Kipp, Fort Bend Master Gardener, August 1, 2020
|Because the Fort Bend Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden is currently closed, we are temporarily suspending the Garden of the Month articles. Please enjoy the Fall Vegetable Gardening Guide instead.|
Many of us have taken renewed interest in home gardening since the arrival of COVID-19 and the social restrictions imposed as a result, and many of us have re-discovered the joy of growing herbs. Their culinary uses, their beauty and their fragrance make them one of the most rewarding of plants to cultivate. Whether grown in a small window-sill pot, an outdoor porch container, or a raised garden bed, herbs offer a diversity of sensory pleasure that few plants can – they provide texture, fragrance, color and flavor.
Our Demonstration Herb Garden, which has been closed to the public for the past several months, still thrives with plants that have maintained their good looks even in our hot summer temperatures: Poet’s Jasmine, Turk’s Cap, Passion Flower Vine, Roselle, most of the Basils, Bay Laurel, and Sambac Jasmine. You might want to start growing some of these gems in your garden, if you haven’t already done so!
We invite you to visit our website where you will find a full listing, with photographs, of the herbs we grow. Look under Demonstration Gardens, Food Gardens, Herb Garden. We wish you every success and joy with your herb gardening ventures!
This article is based on updated information provided by Herb Garden Chair, Anita Maddox.
Fort Bend County Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who assist Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in educating the community using research-based horticultural information.