A friend grew herbs in her garden.
She gave them away.
She tied them with chives and a lavender ribbon. Then she spoke to a florist who agreed to sell the herb bouquets in her flower shop.
Then she spoke to a caterer. She suggested adding rosemary (the herb of remembrance) to bridal bouquets. He loved the idea.
Then she spoke to a local restaurant who agreed to put vases of herbs on the tables. The guests were invited to take the bunches of herbs home as a little gift — and a reminder to come back again.
My friend now has a thriving business.
She adds a little printed herb legend. I found this quote in one of my favorite books: The Book of Spices by Avanelle Day .
“A smell of Basil is good for the heart and head — it cureth infirmaties of the heart, taketh away sorrowfulness which cometh of melancholia and maketh a man merry and glad.”
–John Gerard (a contemporary of Shakespeare.)