We purchased three inexpensive plastic flower boxes and loaded them up with our favorite herbs. Here you can see parsley and two cilantro plants.
Here in the back you can see both Italian basil and Thai basil. The front box has oregano, dill, and thyme. We expect that the plants won't get super-big, because we'll be giving them continual hair cuts as we use the herbs for cooking.
We also have a medium sized flower pot that we've planted with rosemary. A gardener I talked with says that rosemary likes to be kept very well-watered, so until the weather gets beastly hot I'm keeping the pot on our enclosed, windowed back porch so that I can see when it needs a drink of water. And look! Mom found me an owl cookie jar at a yard sale. My great grandma had a cookie jar like this in her kitchen, and I've always wanted one. Someone decided to use orange and brown paint on this one to replace the faded original red and black, but I don't mind. I also keep the owl on the back porch, because it makes me smile everytime I come home from work and see him there in the corner.
Jeffrey here. This weekend I am planning (assuming weather cooperates) to plant our garden, but I've decided this year I'm going to plant my hot peppers in pots rather than in the garden, so we can enjoy them past the first frost. Invariably, my pepper plants are still producing when the first frost hits, so this year, I'm going to take them inside when that time approaches, so we can enjoy fresh peppers into the winter, along with the herbs.