Herbs of the Month


Each month a member presents facts and information about herbs. You don’t have to be an expert – just interested in learning about herbs – one herb at a time!.

2017 Herb of the Year: Coriander/Cilantro

2016 Herb of the Year: Chili Peppers.

2015 Herb of the Year: Savory

SavoryThis year we get two herbs for the 2015 “Herb of the Year” from the International Herb Association as savory comes in annual (summer) and perennial (winter) varieties. Learn more about both kinds of Savory.

In 2015, NHS is focusing on herbs with edible flowers.

  • January: 2015 Herbs/Flowers of the Month Program was announced. We reviewed some safety tips on using and eating flowers.
  • February: Lavender. Here are a few fun facts about lavender. For more details, visit the Lavender Page.
    • The word lavender comes from the Latin lavare meaning “to wash”.
    • Lavender prefers a sunny location and light, well drained soil.
    • Lavender is one of the most useful culinary flowers and can be used fresh or dried.
  • March: Violets
  • April Herb/Flower of the Month: Nasturtiums
  • July: Anise Hyssop
  • August: Chives
  • September: Potluck
  • October: Bee Balm (Monarda)
  • November: Calendula