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8 great plants to give as gifts

Dec. 21, 2011, 2:47 p.m.
oregano plant

Photo: xnera/Flickr

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Potted herbs

Why not give herbs as a gift? Mint, thyme and oregano are examples of hardy and attractive pot herbs which can serve a dual purpose. Plus, they can either be maintained for years in their pots or transferred to the garden. Some of the most robust herbs in my garden are those I received in the wintertime as potted herbs.