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



Parsley


~


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


and


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!




5 comments:

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.

FlowerLady

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
http://www.lindaslunacy.blogspot.com

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. :)