Dan's Garden: Herb garden

This week, Dan Cashman from Cashman Nursery and Landscaping show us how to grow herbs.

It’s a nice peaceful day here in the garden with all the plants around.

And of course I’m sitting on our raised gardens here that we built years ago. When you get a little older it’s nice to have the raised beds because it easier to fertilize and trim everything, especially herbs, and that what I want to talk about today.

We have many different kinds of herbs here and many of these plants repel certain insects that would bother your other plants in the garden. And of course some like lavender are good to use with your tea. There’s oregano, thyme and rosemary; wonderful herbs that are great things to use when your cooking. If you buy them in a grocery store, some of these things are kind of pricey and you can grow your own, it's very easy.

So think about planting an herb garden; it's very low work very low, very low maintenance. They should be covered for the winter with leaves or straw to protect them just in case it’s a harsh winter.

Peonies are about to bloom and they are coming in any day now. They'll start with lots of flowers. But our plant of the week is Drop More Honeysuckle Vine. It's a native of Manitoba, south of Winnipeg. It’s a very hearty vine they have trumpet-shaped flowers that are orange, and they are very fragrant, and they attract butterflies and humming birds.

Next week, we are going to talk about Japanese Tree Lilacs that will be blooming.

So until next week, good gardening.