A walk in the garden or on a path is deliciously better with sweet smelling herbs. Some of the best, recommended by The Spruce:
– Anise hyssop. Bees love the spiky purple flowers which, along with the leaves, are edible. A gentle breeze easily picks up the sweet licorice scent.
– Nepeta (Catmint). A treat for — who else? — your cat. To humans, it’s subtle. To cats, it’s intoxicating.
– Mint. Its underground stems travel horizontally everywhere, making it an aggressive, but delightful plant. Its clean, tingling aroma is the definition of fresh.
– Rosemary. A splendid herb and a delight on the nose and tongue. Rosemary can actually be used to form a small hedge along a sunny walkway.
– Thyme. An ancient herb used for cooking and medicine for thousands of years, thyme is useful in cooking and has a sharp woody fragrance.
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