kristen.zumba
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Help identifying my herbs!?

I just bought a house, and it has a herb garden out back. Can anyone help identify the contents of my new garden? I plan to take samples to a garden center, but it's not very high on the list of priorities right now.

#1 and #2 both smell like mint. If that is the case, what's the difference?

Thanks!
Mint?
Mint?
Also mint?
Also mint?
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Sorry for the terrible picture quality. I have a hunch this one is Thyme...
Sorry for the terrible picture quality. I have a hunch this one is Thyme...
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Lindsaylew82
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Re: Help identifying my herbs!?

For sure, #3 is rue, and #4 Is Rosemary.

#1 might be lemon balm or catmint. I have a hard time visually telling them apart, but the smell is unmistakeable. Do you smell anything other than mint when crushed.
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Re: Help identifying my herbs!?

#2 looks more like margoram or oregano.

#5........ Lemme think about it... Looks sort of oregano-y, too.
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Re: Help identifying my herbs!?

1. Lemon balm
2 oregano
4 rosemary.

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Re: Help identifying my herbs!?

Number 3 is definitely Rue. I just moved into a new house and have been trying to identify all of my herbs also. I've found an amazing app call Garden Compass that I downloaded onto my phone. I just take a picture of the plant, send it in and their experts identify it for me. It's amazing! Rue is one I was stubborn about and spent a ton of time trying to figure out myself. I've been doing a series on my blog of the uses of the plants in my yard. Rue has some fun uses. Check it out. There might also be some other plants you are interested in also. https://reclaimingmyexistance.com/can-rue-plants/

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#5 thyme? What do the leaves and stems look like?

Many herbs belong to the mint family (lamiaceae formerly labiatae). They are aromatic, have opposite leaves and have square stems. Basil, mint, rosemary, sage, savory, marjoram, oregano, hyssop, thyme, lavender, and perilla are a few.
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