I have a number of herb garden books and the first one I bought was Herbs by Emelie Tolley. That is the book that inspired me many years ago, and soon I had seven 4' x 8' raised herb beds. I also had a large cottage garden with perennials and roses. For awhile I even had a home business based on herbs and perennials....flower arrangements, potpourri, herbal vinegars and many other creations.
Now I find it difficult to garden as much as I did then, but I still love herbs. Now I do a lot of container gardening on my deck and in front of my art studio. I planted a number of herbs in front of the studio and I plan to plant more this spring. The great thing about herbs is that they are easy to take care of once they are established.
Now I garden organically...no more chemicals in my garden or pots! I use products from