A typical 1800's kitchen garden would include, "Marigolds to keep the bugs away, Coreopsis for dyeing wool, Cone Flowers for colds, Hyssop for sore throats, Peppermint Chamomile for upset stomachs, Sage to improve memory, Tansy to ward off insects, Lavender for sachets, Parsley to ease the pain of bee stings, Basil to help ease childbirth pains, Chives for cooking, Marjoram and Thyme for softening skin, Dill for colicky children, and Lemon Balm for melancholia." (Living History Farms).
i like this concept a lot! notice how much cooking functionality there is....dishwasher, frdige, sink, stone top prep area, covered BBQ, storage space - the combination of stone and stainless steel works great! Let's use the ideas for the outdoor deck on the blue studio mapua41south.com as well as for the new pizza oven/firepit area in the "commons"