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5 Reasons to Choose Herbs Over Ornamental Plants
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  • Growing a garden, in any scale, is a good idea. However, choosing which type of plants to nourish is where it gets tough. While working with decorative plants is great, you'd be surprised to know that there are more pros to growing herbs. Here are some of the reasons why you should work with the latter: 

    1. They are multipurpose green wonders. 


    Herbs can beautify your home just as well as ornamental plants. They can do more than that, tooâyou can use it to grow your own vegetables and spices for your signature dishes.

    2. You aren't limited to growing food, you can take care of medicinal plants, too.
    If you're the type who loves home remedies, you can have your own stash of cure-alls by planting an herb garden. Go for varieties of oregano, mint, lavender, and thyme for a complete set of medicinal herbs.

    3. You get to save money for other home essentials.
    Letâs face it, fresh herbs can be expensive when you purchase them individually at the grocery store every time you need them. If you grow your own, you'd already have them at home and you can finally ditch the weekly trips to the supermarket.

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    4. Herbs can keep your home smelling crisp and clean.


    When you decide to plant herbs, you will no longer need artificial air freshners. These shrubs can keep your home smelling sweet without the use of harmful chemicals. Try lavender, jasmine, and geranium for an unforgettable aroma.

    5. Herbs are low-maintenance.
    Unlike ornamental plants that require constant watering and exposure to the sun, most herb varieties can hold its own. All you have to do is keep the soil moist and make sure they don't grow over each other to keep your patch of land healthy.

    Where to buy:
    EDSA Garden House
    867 EDSA cor. Times street, Brgy. West Triangle, Quezon City
    (o2) 929-3189; egh.com.ph

    Mahogany Market
    Mahogany Ave, Tagaytay, Cavite

    Herbs Manila
    Faceebook.com/herbsmanila; herbsmanila[@]gmail.com

    This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph.

    * Minor edits have been made by the Smartparenting.com.ph editors.

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