Okay, so let’s make the official declaration that the 2017 vegetable gardening season has concluded along the Wasatch Front, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot still enjoy the bounties of herb garden – say what?!!!  Some plants, like people, are tougher than others and a little frost and snow does not scare these cold season superstars – sage, oregano, thyme and rosemary!

sage in the garden with snow

As you plan your holiday menu, remember to include these fresh herbs in the recipe and give thanks that all garden plants are not as tender as tomatoes! You can also incorporate herbs into holiday decor such as wreaths and centerpieces or get crafty and use rosemary as a fragrance to enhance homemade candles and soaps.

Rosemary Mini Tree with Decor

Bringing the outdoors in during the holidays can add a bright and cheerful element to any home — think beyond a ‘real’ Christmas tree and consider a tabletop rosemary tree or even forcing your own spring bulbs indoors.

To read more on cold hardy herbs check out our previous posts “Savory Herbs for Snowy Gardens” and “Have yourself a Piney Little Christmas