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Calycanthus floridus Carolina allspice Photo

The Herb Society of America is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community.

Silybum marianum Milk Thistle Photo
Pelargonium Photo
Salvia xsylvestris ‘Ostfriesland/East Friesland’ Photo
Western Reserve Knot Garden Photo

Thoughts of seedlings and summer herb gardens are beginning to dance in our heads as spring arrives around the country. Home gardeners to school garden coordinators and teachers are ready to get both kids and adults involved in growing plants economically. If you are looking for information on seed sowing, see our Starting Herbs from Seed on the Children’s Education page. See our suggestions for Top 10 Herbs or our Essential Guide for Beginners for ideas on where to start!

Still trying to decide what to grow? Why not start with how you want to use the herbs you harvest? Lots of recipe ideas can be found by browsing the Herb of the Month pages from the past couple of years. More in-depth growing and project information can be found in the Herb Profile and Essential Guides in the About Herbs section.

Herbs are wonderfully adaptable to so many growing environments and garden types. Get your creative juices going as you consider incorporating herbs into existing gardens, creating specialty-themed gardens for teas, dyes and other culinary adventures. And don’t forget, herbs do well in containers too!

Happy Garden Planning!

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