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Here you will find the herbs we will be carrying in our greenhouses for 2012. Sign up for our monthly newsletters at www.plant-land.com

This is kent oregano. It's not only a wonderful herb but also a favorite of hummingbirds.

Pop-Up Herb Patio Planter from Gardman. You can plant 4 herbs on the side and 3 on top for a total of 7 herbs. We carry these at Plant Land!

Basil, Cinnamon lends a strong cinnamon scent.

Consider freezing chopped fresh herbs in ice-cube trays. Drop a teaspoon or two of herbs into each cube and fill with water or chicken broth. Pop out the cubes to add to sauces or soups.

Mint Peppermint Spearmint Peppermint (Mentha × piperita), Spearmint (Mentha spicata). Hardy perennial herbs of the Mint Family, grown for their leaves which are used to flavor vinegar and jelly (often served with roast lamb and other meats), and to enhance thirst-quenching cooling beverages. Mints should be planted where they will not encroach on other plants, as they spread so readily that, unless curbed, they are likely to become a pestiferous weed.

Herbs for Every Windowbox: Short on garden space? Grow your herbs even closer to the kitchen. Find out helpful tips at www.finegardening...

The Herb Society of America's Essential Guide to Growing and Cooking with Herbs

Arp Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis 'Arp' Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Beverage/Aromatic/Industrial Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 7-10) This is the hardiest variety, reliable to zone 7, even surviving some years in zone 6 with protection. Interestingly, it not only takes the cold well, it thrives better in the U.S. South where summer heat can be a problem. Foliage is grey-green with good flavour and aroma.

Tuscan Blue Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue' Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Beverage/Aromatic Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 8-10) Gorgeous upright columnar form with thick stems, succulent broad leaves, and large clear-blue flowers. The flavour and aroma is a little milder than others, but its sheer majesty is a thing to behold. Excellent variety for topiary use and for hedging in warm zones. Ht. 125-180cm/4-6ft.

Cinnamon Basil ---This cultivar grows 18 to 30 inches high and 12 to 18 inches wide. The sturdy stems are dark purple red, with dark green , cinnamon scented leaves growing up to 2 in ches long. Small terminal racemes of pink flowers are borne in summer. Plant among vegetables to repel garden pests! Pink flowers in summer enhance the ornamental appeal! Basils are loaded with volatile oils, responsible for the heady aroma and strong flavor so essential to cooking. The composition of oils varies greatly in different basil types, thus accounting for the wide range of scents available. Cinnamon basil has a strong cinnamon scent. Pick the leaves and use fresh or dried in tomato dishes, pasta sauces, vegetables and soups. You can also use basil in the garden as a companion plant to repel aphids, mites, and tomato hornworms.

Parsley 'Italian Plain Leaf' Plants reach 10 to 12 inches tall. This Italian flat-leaf is specially adapted for use straight from the garden to the pan! Specially developed for use as fresh seasoning, the large, bright green leaves arise on 10- to 12-inch plants. Flat-leafed Parsley is far more nutritious than the curly type. Harvest it as needed, but fairly regularly so that the plants keep sprouting new stems. In mild climates, you can continue to cut it throughout winter.

Arp Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis 'Arp' Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Beverage/Aromatic/Industrial Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 7-10) This is the hardiest variety, reliable to zone 7, even surviving some years in zone 6 with protection. Interestingly, it not only takes the cold well, it thrives better in the U.S. South where summer heat can be a problem. Foliage is grey-green with good flavour and aroma.

'Salem' is a wonderful addition to our Rosemary lineup! This vigorous grower has a strong, upright growth habit. 'Salem' has narrow, dark green leaves with a strong pine-like scent. This herb is a reliable grower and produces lovely pale blue flowers. Pinch the tips periodically to encourage full growth. 'Salem' Rosemary is a culinary herb, and a great addition to any savory dish. We love to use it in our foccacia bread. The woody stems make a perfect skewer for the grill. 'Salem' makes a great companion for fresh, natural bouquets. For the perfect "Culinary Herb Garden", plant this rosemary along with a few basics: Tricolor Sage, 'Curly' Parsley and English Thyme. Perennial in zones 7-10. 'Salem' prefers substandard soil conditions but will also grow well in a pot or container indoors. (AVAILABLE SPRING 2012)

Basil 'LEMON, MRS. BURNS' An heirloom variety from New Mexico which has a more intense lemon flavor, larger leaves, and more robust growth than the standard lemon basil. Grows to 2 feet tall and has pink flowers. Outstanding for teas, salads, soups and vinegars.

"Lettuce leaf" type with huge, frilly leaves. Spicy, traditional basil flavor. Leaves are up to 4" long and tend to be lighter in color than other pesto types. Ht. 14-16". 75 days to harvest.