Wreaths are not just for Christmas! . .An herbal wreath can add so much to your kitchen year around. . .The big perk, though, is fresh herbs for all your recipes. . .There are just no purchased dried herbs that stand a chance against ones freshly picked from your garden. . .or dried on a wreath such as this. . .where they retain their flavor. . .
In the coming 2020 Fall Issue of COUNTRY RUSTIC magazine, you will find a short history of herbs and my experience making wreaths with them at the Felix Valle House State Historic Site in Ste. Genevieve, MO, including instructions on how to make a wreath such as this. . .But for now, I want to encourage you to plant some herbs NOW to make wreaths in late summer and through fall.. .It's time to get those garden gloves and tools out!!
It is not necessary to have a traditional garden spot. . .You can plant herbs in pots and flower beds. . .As long as you can find a small space free of weeds, herbs will thrive and are some of the easiest plants to grow. . .
A few of my favorites to grow and dry on wreaths are: Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Sage, Tarragon, Basil, Yarrow. . .Those are my base herbs. . .Any other herbs will help to fill in the spaces. . .But it's your choice. . .I do suggest you check some of your recipes when deciding which herbs to use. . .
So, ladies get busy. . .Don't waste time getting your herb garden planted. . .The months will slip away fast and before you know it, you'll be making your own amazing kitchen culinary herbal wreath. . .