Monday, October 8, 2012


Origanum vulgare - Oregano

Oregano in bloom
Looking for an evergreen groundcover or a perfect "spiller" plant for your containers?  Look no further than the Herb Section in your local garden center.  Oregano is a perennial herb.  It will blend in nicely with flowering plants as well as mixed with other herbs in a separate herb garden like ours at the Arboretum.  You can easily keep it in bounds by snipping the ends and using it in your cooking.  Its summer blooms will attract our pollinating bees and butterflies.
Here is a link to a general fact sheet on