Our yards and gardens can be so much more than pretty flowers and grass. There are many lovely native, drought tolerant plants that have fantastic culinary, nutritive, or medicinal qualities that would be a beautiful addition to pots, planters, or borders.
One way to elevate the quality of your plants is by choosing classic culinary herbs with the highest nutritive values. Here are a few that New Mettle Farms will be teaching about and selling online this June: Red Sage (Saliva miltiorrhiza), Sacred Basil (Ocimum sanctum), and any of these mints; Korean Mint (Agastache rugosa), Mayan, Arabian, or Spearmint.
Drought tolerant native herbs can include immune supportive choices like Red Clover Flower or Nettle. Even adding plants that have been used for centuries for their medicinal qualities can make a valued addition to your landscape. Consider looking into plants like Calendula, Aloe, Mullein, Marshmallow, or Yarrow and elevate your health too.