Monday, May 23, 2011

Planting a Tea Garden

I constructed a little raised bricked bed next

to the newly painted Hen Haus

which borders the small

vegetable garden.

I planted it with herbs for tea!

Lemon Grass in an old enamel bucket

The Tea Garden Bed

Flower boxes under the windows

of the Hen Haus

waiting to be filled with

enticing herbs!

Anise Hyssop along the front of the bed

Stevia, for sweetening the tea,

in a vintage enamel water softener container.

Lemon Verbena

Dwarf Blue Hyssop

Sweet Thai Basil

Pineapple Sage

Dittany of Crete Oregano



All tea herbs to be used in creating

interesting blends of homemade tea!

Elsewhere on the farm

are more perennial herbs that

may be used for teas such as

Lavender, Hops,Horehound,

Rosemary,Sage, Bee Balm,

Sweet Cicely and Sweet Woodruff.

One aromatic blend might be:

Rosemary, Lavender and Lemon Verbena

or perhaps ~

Hummingbird tea consisting of

2 tsp fresh rose hips, lightly mashed

2 tsp fresh pineapple sage


1 tsp fresh Anise Hyssop flowers and foliage

Or maybe just a simple

Lemon Balm or lavender tea!

And wouldn't it be lovely if you

could join me for a cup?

for the Barn Hop!


FlowerLady said...

Your tea garden looks and sounds lovely. I love the containers you have herbs growing in too.

Happy Gardening and enjoy your different tea combinations.


Emily Fay said...

What a lovely idea for a tea garden. We are planted herbs this weekend, and I never thought about planting some for herbal tea! Thank you for the idea! Your garden is just lovely!

Linda @ Linda's Lunacy said...

Planting a tea garden is a wonderful idea! Your garden looks great!

I'd love it if you linked this post to my Saturday on the Farm linky. :)

Linda @ Linda's Lunacy

Storybook Woods said...

Oh I LOVE this idea. I may have to copy you xoxo Clarice

Alexandra said...

Your blog background is wonderful!

Have you tried catnip tea? I tried it for the first time last summer - great relaxant.

I think I'll have to go find some pineapple sage and sweet Thai basil for my garden. Thanks for the ideas. :)