24. Winter Savory
This species grows as a small, evergreen shrub that flowers in mid to late summer, with pink to purple flowers. The herb is often grown simply for its appearance and its small size allows the herb to be crown to fill gaps or to help cover the ground. In cooking, the thyme loses its flavor relatively quickly, so it is best added right at the end of cooking so that its flavor remains strong.
23. Tree Onion
Tree onions are look unusual, but they are actually similar to normal onions. The biggest differences is that with tree onions there is a cluster of small bulbs where you would see flowers on an ordinary onion. This produces interesting outcomes in the garden, as the bulbs make the stalk top heavy and it will bend over. This allows the bulbs to root, which leads to the creation of a new plant. In this way, tree onions effectively walk across the herb garden, a practice that has earned the name walking onion.
Lovage is a particularly hardy herb, making it a good option for inclusion in herb gardens. This herb is an example of the way that we can increase variety in our diets by including foods that aren’t common, but offer appealing and unusual tastes. The taste of the herb is similar to celery (but stronger), and the leaves can be used in the place of celery in recipes. Despite this, the herb remains underused and underappreciated.