You may not feel you have the time or energy to tend a large flower garden, but a backyard herb garden is a delightful addition no matter where you live. Herbs offer so many benefits for such a small investment of time, money, and water. If you love to cook, there’s untold pleasure in harvesting your own fresh herbs to add to salads, marinades, dressings, cocktails, and desserts. At the height of season, you’ll enjoy gathering large armfuls of herbs to add fragrance and texture to floral bouquets or to elegantly garnish platters of hors d’oeuvres for a late-summer party. The possibilities are endless.