Taking Root Column, Kristen Hamilton
Need to add a little tasty flair to your garden? Why not try some tasty edible ornamentals? Mixing in herbs with your perennial garden or adding veggies to your planters can add a pop of colour. And if your hungry while you’re out pulling those pesky weeds, you’ll have something to nibble on.
I recently planted a few window boxes for a friend of mine, and I needed to plant something in them to add some height, so I added Lemon Grass. Lemon Grass looks like a clump of tall grass reaching 24 inches and has a wonderful mild lemon scent when the leaves are rubbed or crushed. Lemon Grass also makes a wonderful cup of tea.