And thyme in the breeze.
Bright purple sage flowers so loved by the bees.
Bunches of savory tied up to dry,
These are my favorite perennials under the sky.
Ok, so this may not be the finest poetry but with a nod to Rodgers and Hammerstein, our favorite perennial herbs are indeed rosemary, thyme, sage and winter savory. As many of you know we like perennial plants because they typically require less work than annuals. Not because we are lazy, but because they are durable and seem to take care of themselves which gives us more time for other activities in the garden. All four of these herb plants are native to the Mediterranean region so were well known to the Greeks and Romans whose knowledge of herbs was spread throughout the world.