Your “Happy Hour” Herb Garden

It’s much easier to get motivated to garden when there’s a cocktail awaiting all your hard work.

By Denise Gee

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Shiso: Perfect in a Happy Hour GardenShiso/Japanese Basil

Japanes basil tastes like the love child of mint and basil, maybe with a hint of fennel. It also has a large nettle-like leaf that looks stunning floating in a martini glass. It goes well with anything mint and basil go well with, but it will give a drink a more peppery edge.

Grow it: No special instructions needed here; plant Japanese basil just as you would other varieties.

 

Photo: (cc) Rieh H./Flickr

 
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