I often make bouquets from my container gardens and some of my favorites are simply made of herbs. They are great for table decorations particularly if you leave a small scissors next to the bouquet and make it clear that diners can simply snip some herbs to add to their dinners.
Mixing herbs with edible flowers can make a beautiful arrangement that is both interesting and fragrant. However, I love even a simple bouquet of one type of herb, like basil or thyme in a small colorful vase.
Also, don't be afraid to add herbs to traditional flower bouquets. I sprig of dill or thyme can add great texture to flowers.
- Pick your herbs in the morning before the heat of the day
- Remove any leaves that will be below the waterline
- Bring a bucket or container filled with water so you can put herbs in as soon as you've cut them
- While most herbs have the best flavor before they flower, for bouquets let your basil and dill flower. They will look gorgeous.
- Make an small herb bouquet and put rubber band around the base. Throw it in your bathtub for a fragrant soak.