We all know that a sunny spot is ideal for an herb garden. What do you do if your garden is in a shady location? Open up a whole world of landscaping ideas, when you use these herbs to plant in shady areas.
2. Lemon Balm
Thyme comes in many sizes and colors of blooms. You can add this fragrant, but hardy herb between your pavers if you have a shady location that you enjoy sitting at. You may find less blooming with a shade garden planting, but the heady fragrance and beauty will always remain. Thyme does best in dappled sunlight, rather than deep shade.
It may come as no surprise that mint will also grow very well in shade gardens. Because of its vigorous habit, it is still a good idea to plant it in a container, which can be sunk into the ground. This will keep the mint from taking over completely! You must keep this fast growing herb pinched back hard, as it will grow leggy while trying to find some light. Mint is a great filler for those shade garden designs that need some extra specimens.