A Potted Herb Garden What to plant: Various herbs can share the same pot, but make sure they are compatible by reading the care tags. Water-loving basil and curly parsley (shown, near left) make good partners, whereas rosemary, sage, and oregano (rear) all prefer a slightly drier environment. Or try different varieties of one plant, such as common, lemon, and silver thyme (front).
Basil - With dozens of types to choose from, basil satisfies almost any palate. It's best known as the main ingredient in pesto, but some varieties impart anise, lemon, mint, cinnamon, or clove flavors to foods. Selections that have purple foliage or attractive blooms are especially ornamental. Grow basil in full sun, tucking a few plants into flowerbeds or into container gardens.
Next spring- I'm all over this Martha! Need: 5 Terra Cotta Planters (1 lg, 2 med, 2 small). Invert one medium into the large, stack the medium on top. Invert a small into the medium and put the small on top. Fill with soil and herbs. Voila! (I might add a bit o'Gorrilla Glue to keep the thing stable?)