More Online Information
These links are primarily intended for people wanting to grow herbs for ornamental purposes or botanical interest. It's your repsonsibility to thoroughly research the safety of any plant before using it for culinary, cosmetic or medicinal purposes.
Wild Herb Garden
Indigiscapes in the Redland Shire (SE Qld) has a number of demonstration gardens featuring native plants
Glossary of Asian ingredients including many herbs and spices. Asia Society
A variey or articles including some unusual herbs and vegetables. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
The Newsletter of the Rose and Perennial Gardens, Huntington Botanical Gardens, California (some articles about herb gardens)
Herb garden design
Backyard Gardener column, June 4, 2003. Arizona Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona
This article is aimed at nursery owners, but has some propagation information. Grower Talks, USA
Herb Society of America factsheet (PDF)
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
Clemson University, South Carolina
(Common thyme) Ecocrop database, Food and Agriculture Organization
(European oregano, wild majoram) Ecocrop database, Food and Agriculture Organization
Download a PDF document from this page. Bioversity International.
Eryngium foetidum also known as "Thai coriander" or "culantro"
Because these are typically grown as a crop like vegetables, they are covered in the Vegetables page.
Many people are probably interested in trying to grow a vanilla orchid. If you want to have a go at producing vanilla pods, check out the links below for some more information (note the climatic, pollination and processing requirements and precautions).
Vanilla Fact Sheet
Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines, Australia
Sharon's Orchid Page
has some great information and pictures from the perspective of a hobby grower, including a demonstration of hand pollination
University of Illinois Extension
Scroll down the page to see section on vanilla which includes pictures of various stages of development and production. Center for New Crops & Plant Products, Purdue University, USA
The Ginkgo Pages
Astounding amount of information about this tree in one website
(possible misspelling: Gingko)
The Definitive Aloe vera, vera?
Discusses use of aloes througout history, and the problems of sorting out their correct names. Huntington Desert Garden, California
See also the Aloe
page on this site, which covers a range of species within the genus.
Tea (Camellia sinensis)
) Washington State University
(possible misspellings: Gojii, Gogi, Gogii)
Bay leaves. Ecocrop database, Food and Agriculture Organization
) Washington State University
I am not a mint!
Article about Plectranthus amboinicus
at Green Culture Singapore (PDF)
Curry-leaf Tree. Cal's Plant of the Week, University of Oklahoma
Washington State University Clark County Extension
Cloves (= < i>Syzygium aromaticum, Eugenia caryophyllata
, Eugenia caryophyllus
) Ecocrop database, Food and Agriculture Organization
North Carolina State University
Planting scents make sense
Even though 63% of people in the United Kingdom buy herbal and floral scented products, only 32% realise that they can derive these benefits from garden plants, according to research conducted for the Horticultural Trades Association. Their PlantforLife consumer campaign, which will be encouraging the planting and using of such plants, has enlisted the assistance of an "aromacologist" to explain the effects of floral and herbal scents on health and well being. Source: PlantforLife reveals the scentsational benefits of UK gardens (July 2010)