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


Lemon Verbena: Great for Growing in your Cocktail GardenLemon Verbena

This herb lends a lightly floral, bold citrus flavor to drinks with, say, apricots, peaches, bananas, berries, and tropical fruit; used in fruity cocktails and sangrias, vodka lemonades, or lemon drop martinis. (You can even use it to make your own homemade bitters.)

Grow it: Look for seedlings around late spring and plant them in containers you can place in sunny, sheltered spaces.

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