Fennel- Grief, endurance
Lavender - Devotion
Marjoram - Joy
Parsley - Merriment
Rosemary - Remembrance
Sage - Wisdom
Savory - Interest
Thyme - Daring
A practical gift
Not only is the gift of herbs thoughtful and useful for the recipient, it's an inexpensive choice for the giver. Here are a few sources and prices for purchasing herbs if you don't have them in your own garden.
4-inch pots: between $3.99 and $4.99 for lemon basil, (Ocimum x citriodorum), Berggarten sage (Salvia o. 'Berggarten'), French tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus), pink rosemary (Rosmarinus o. 'Pink') at Green's Feed & Seed
4-inch pots: between $1.49 (various parsleys) to $1.89 (lemongrass) to $2.29 (basil) at Morris Greenhouse in Charleston Capitol Market
8-inch pots: $8.99 for rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) or fat spike lavender (Lavandula x i. 'Grosso') at Valley Gardens
Plastic pack herbs, .66 ounces each: thyme, oregano, mint, marjarom, cilantro, dill and many others; $1.99, in produce section at Kroger
Sara Busse is a Charleston resident and Master Gardener. E-mail her at sjbu...@gmail.com.