Lavender Grow it: Plant a lavender seedling in a container made from a material that breathes, such as terra-cotta, & choose a pot about 12 " wide by 12" deep. Place your pot in an area that gets lots of sunlight; lavender loves dry, sunny areas. English lavender is both fragrant and edible, if you feel like adding some lavender flowers to your cooking.
When I lived in the country outside of Little Rock, I really enjoyed growing my own produce. I never used any pesticides and the tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce, green beans, corn, watermelons, cantaloupes, peas, and spinach were some of the best I've had. It was fun to grow some heirloom tomatoes and watermelons like "Moon & Stars" or grow purple potatoes. Fun times.
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Do this in front yard. Potager - Kitchen garden at Bolen residence. LOVE the use of the large pots to control the amount of water or nutrients herbs need as opposed to the vegetables! "This raised-bed kitchen garden was absolutely stunning and made great use of a narrow space that was formerly used as a dog enclosure. The space was designed by John Fluitt, an Oklahoma landscape designer."