Bringing Cut Herbs Inside To Enjoy

Yesterday I went out to the patio and clipped some chocolate mint to bring indoors. I put the cut stems into bottles filled with water. The scent is incredible!

I have the mint here in the kitchen where I can enjoy it while I wash dishes or prepare food. 

Cut flowers are always nice to enjoy inside. But don't forget about your herbs.

My favorite herbs for scent is chocolate mint, pineapple sage, lemon verbena and lemon balm. 

Maybe I'll bring in lemon balm next. Or I could cut stems from various herbs and make an arrangement. Maybe add some blooms to the mix.

Enjoy the aromatic cut herbs anywhere in your home. They'd also be nice in your bathroom. Or in your guest room if guests are coming.



  1. I remember planning chocolate, lemon and peppermint balm at my old house in 1997. It was the first time that I had planned any type of herbs and they smelled so good. Its seems like a life time ago. LOL However, I never remember cutting it and bringing some inside just to smell - my lost. Your blog always lifts my spirits. Thanks Brenda for all your posts.

  2. Great idea! Never thought of this idea but it makes a lot of sense. I'd be more likely to put a sprig of mint in my iced tea if I already had it sitting in a vase in the kitchen, and didn't have to go outside to get it. That green vase is so pretty. I like that caddy with the coffee label too. Thanks!

  3. What a wonderful idea! I have a pretty pineapple mint which has creamy white/green leaves. Maybe I'll do the same. Thanks for your always interesting posts and hope you're feeling much better.

  4. Good morning! Thank you for the reminder to bring my herbs inside! I have a plethora of mint and chocolate mint and I am going to cut some today!

    How are your shingles? Are you feeling a little better? And your pups?

  5. Great idea! I have basil going to seed so I have to pick it. Also rosemary.

  6. I recently received a bouquet of flowers that had mint sprigs in it... they were perfect! Such a vivid green, and that wonderful smell ~

  7. I love bringing the cut herbs into the house. They smell so good~love that green vase!

  8. I'm such a dummy. I never thought to bring these wonderfully scented herbs in. Another case of how often we ignore the obvious.

  9. My sage is blooming right now and it's so lovely!

  10. What a good idea. I don't have any mint, but I'm off to cut some rosemary and bring it inside. Anything green and living always cheers a place up!

  11. I never would have thought of doing this. I have pineapple sage in my garden right now, and lemon verbena, too! Thanks for the idea;)

  12. The only herb I usually plant is basil. Love it for cooking, but the scent is a bit much for me. Lemon balm sounds good. The mint looks nice in your kitchen.

  13. I have not thought to bring herbs in for their aroma - great idea! And I haven't seen chocolate mint in garden centers around here, but now I'll look.

  14. What a great idea, Brenda! I've got a brown thumb when it comes to gardening, but I can usually keep an herb alive for a summer. I think I'll plant a few in pots this week!

  15. I have Rosemary just outside my door. I love to run my hands through it as I enter the house. I have spearmint, thyme and oregano that I plan to cut soon and dry. I love to cut flowers an add sprigs of herbs for the greenery.

  16. Chocolate mint is also nice infused in a bottle of water. Very refreshing in this hot weather.


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