I've been eyeing a shaggy corner of the Sunset kitchen garden where the oregano and peppermint exploded over the summer and thinking, if I...

Sunset  – September 26, 2017

I’ve been eyeing a shaggy corner of the Sunset kitchen garden where the oregano and peppermint exploded over the summer and thinking, if I got busy with the clippers, I could dry these guys. I’d be so on top of things. I’d make dried herbs and tea for the winter, and maybe create enough for holiday gifts while I was at it. Little did I realize that a few minutes of clipping would create an herbal tsunami—and perhaps a whole new trend in office decor.

The shaggy bed of herbs, with oregano on the ground and peppermint in the pot

The tidy herb bed, post haircut

Hmm. I guess this won’t really fit in the colander I brought with me.


I wheeled it all into the kitchen and gave the herbs a good rinse in the sink, then got to work tieing up handfuls with string so they can dry. And here’s our new fresh-from-the-garden office decor. 

Peppermint room divider

Oregano bookcase freshener

Herbal bulletin board greenery

Herbal cubicle decor

Herbal cubicle divider

Sure glad I took care of that herb bed.