But if you are thinking about growing a culinary herb garden in your yard this year, you might want to consider some of these.
|basil bed at the Western Reserve Herb Garden|
|chives in bloom|
|cilantro at the nursery|
This list of the most common herbs used and guidelines for what foods they go best with is a great start, but do not let this deter your imagination from some of the more exotic and just as easy to grow herbs that you can also cook with, like lemon balm, holy basil, lemon verbena, Mexican oregano, flavored mints, etc. If you want a list of exotic herbs, try this one: Exotic Herb to Grow