I left for the beach on May 7th, and my herb garden was just fine. Five days later? What happened? The yarrow is out of control and taken the St. John’s Wort, and Oregano with it!
All of this needs to be cut back, and the flowers removed. I will use the St John’s Wort little yellow flowers as an infusion, but the oregano, should not be allowed to bloom. I think I will cut the
yarrow about a third of the way down. When you are trimming your herbs, you should only take about a third of the plants. There is tansy in the corner which was blooming little daisy like fowers when I left, but these have now long died. Tansy is good to plant beside the steps or patio to help deter mosquitos. In the background is blue salvia, and catnip. My lavender has begun to bud and bloom. These will be cut and dried for sachets and bath teas. Looks like I have my work cut out for me.