Living in town and surrounded by large old trees, I have little opportunity to have a full-fledged garden. I do ascribe to the “lawn to garden” philosophy and have always, wherever I’ve lived, had a small patch of ground for growing something. For years, I’ve had a perennial herb garden grown in pots that has over-wintered most years, supplemented of course with annual herbs. The herbs that we can typically count on to reappear (here in New Jersey) are chives, tarragon and lovage. Sometimes thyme, rosemary, sage and oregano, but they’re typically poor the next year. Obviously, I could work on my techniques. Meanwhile, the intensity of the first bite of lovage or tarragon or chives is amazing, springing us to the next season.
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