We had some ideas but we didn't know for sure what herbs could withstand the freezing temperature.
We didn't know how the lemongrass would fare in the cold. We gathered as much as we could to make into wreaths. The lemongrass drys quickly while maintaining its color. It can be steeped fresh or dried to make tea or steeped simply for the aroma. The aroma has the same effect as walking into a home and smelling an apple pie or brownies baking.
Cooking with thyme. If I had to choose a favorite herb, it would be thyme. Some of the more popular types are lemon and lime thyme. I favor the lemon thyme.
Thyme essential oil contains compound, such as myrcene, borneol, p-cymene, and linalool. The active ingredient Thymol, an antiseptic, is used in the commercial mouthwash, Listerine.
Before the use of antibiotics, oil of thyme was used to medicate bandages. It's also effective against toenail fungi. It's (thymol) used in soups, sauces, potatoes rice dishes, and vegetables without overwhelming the food. I particularly like the lemon thyme when I make roasted or baked chicken.