How to Get Beautiful Herbs With Easy Way

There are many herbs that are as beautiful as they are tasty, which makes them perfect for growing containers, either on their own or in a mixed pot. Herbs are generally easy to grow and many are drought resistant and thrive on neglect, which are also good characteristics for container plants. You can use herbs in hanging baskets as well as traditional containers and don’t hesitate to experiment growing them with other plants.

Another great thing about herbs is that generally, the more you pick, the fuller and better the plant will look. That said, you want to be careful not to pick so much that you leave a giant hole in your container.

Many herbs also have beautiful flowers and some are edible and delicious. However, some herbs, like basil, once they flower become bitter.

Oregano is one of my favorite herbs for containers. It is incredibly forgiving, scoffs at drought and likes poor soil so doesn’t need much fertilizer. It is a low growing plant with small leaves and will drape over the sides of containers, so can be used as a “spiller,”though it won’t spread too much.

Of all the oregano varieties, golden oregano (Origanum vulgare ‘Aureum’) is my favorite because it can add a bright spot to any container.

Oregano loves lots of sun and is a perennial in zones 5-8. To keep plant thriving, don’t over water and keep pruning back. Oregano needs good drainage.

If plant starts getting leggy, cut back and wait a few weeks for recovery. You can propagate oregano by rooting it in water.