It's the perfect time to make a lovely herbal bouquet. Herbs are continually pinched back as we use them, but midsummer is a great time to prune them considerably. In doing so, they will continue to flourish throughout the season.

Cut them back half way and this will spur new growth, which keeps them bushy and productive. If you didn't pinch the flowers while they were in bloom, then cut them back by one third. It's best not to prune them late in the season.

Take the cuttings and pair them with flowers for a fragrant bouquet for the kitchen. A bouquet of herbs is fragrant, beautiful, and convenient.  You will have fresh herbs right at your fingertips for cooking and garnishing.

They hold up very well in a vase. For best results, strip the leaves that will fall below the water line and don't wash the herbs until you are ready to use them. 

My bouquet contains rosemary, pineapple sage, ciliantro, chocolate mint, sweet, purple, and variegated basil, chive blooms, and hibiscus.  
~ Bouquet of Herbs ~
By Miss Lady Bug


08/30/2012 5:30pm

Just in one word beautiful. it's a creative work I am to see. A new and fresh Idea about bouquet of herbs. A different thinking is able to make a unique and best idea. I would like to say thank you for your this sharing.

09/13/2012 7:33am

I really love your post here! Thank you for sharing!

09/21/2012 2:38am

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it.

04/25/2013 12:23pm

Great write up you have here and very informative too. Thanks for posting it


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